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Note 99 – The subjunctive mood (verbs)

Verbs have three moods.  Over the last two days I have covered the indicative and imperative moods; today I am going to blog about the subjunctive mood (the mood being the form that the verb takes and how it is meant to be understood by the reader). The subjunctive mood is used for situations that are … Continue reading

Note 98 – The imperative mood (verbs)

Verbs have three moods.  Yesterday I covered the indicative mood and today I am going to blog about the imperative mood (the mood being the form that the verb takes and how it is meant to be understood by the reader).  The imperative mood is all about orders, according to Bernard C Lamb in The Queen’s … Continue reading

Note 97 – The indicative mood (verbs)

Verbs have three moods which I will cover in separate blogs.  Today I am going to explain the indicative mood (the mood being the form that the verb takes and how it is meant to be understood by the reader).  The indicative mood is the most common of all three moods and “used for normal statements and questions” according … Continue reading

Note 85 – Linking verbs

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 85, then please read on… William Strunk Jr and E.B. White in their classic book The Elements of Style define linking verbs as “A verb that joins … Continue reading

Note 84 – To peddle and to pedal

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 84, then please read on… Richard Bell writes monthly for Writing magazine and I often read his ‘Red Editing Pen’ section, where he writes three sentences which … Continue reading

Note 68 – Relative adverbs

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 68, then please read on… What is a relative adverb? John Seely, in his book The Oxford A-Z of Grammar & Punctuation, explains that a relative adverb is … Continue reading

Note 61 – Verbs and their forms

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 61, then please read on… Verbs and their forms The Pocket Writer’s Handbook by Martin Manser and Stephen Curtis states that “most English verbs have four or … Continue reading

Note 57 – Regular and irregular verbs

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 57, then please read on… REGULAR VERBS The Pocket Writer’s Handbook explains that verbs are called regular if they conform to the regular pattern i.e.  “it’s past … Continue reading

Note 51 – Subject and verb (agreement in number) Part 2

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 51, then please read on… Agreement in number between compound subjects and the verb Yesterday I talked a little bit about compound subjects and the agreement in … Continue reading

Note 50 – Subject and verb (agreement in number) Part 1

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 50, then please read on… Agreement in number between subject and verb Bernard C Lamb in his book The Queen’s English says that “the words that come … Continue reading

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