I’ve got a book on my shelf printed by the Oxford University Press and another printed by the Cambridge University Press. The Oxford University book uses the Oxford comma. Not surprising. However, in the Cambridge University book, I noticed something that made me chuckle. There … [Read more...] about What’s an Oxford comma? How do I use it correctly? And do I need one at all?
When I finished my first few blogs, I realised that I had based many of my descriptions on “complete sentences”. But what are complete sentences? I decided not to add a description of that to my other posts; they were already full size. However, I knew I couldn’t leave it out … [Read more...] about What makes a complete sentence?
I’m back again on my mission to present the rules of grammar and punctuation without any jargon and with a heap of examples. In this post, I’m going to address a common punctuation mistake called the run-on sentence or comma splice. Those terms may sound complex, but they refer … [Read more...] about A Simple Guide to Fixing Run-On Sentences
Do you want to write clear sentences that use grammar and punctuation correctly? But do phrases like "compound predicate" and "subordinate conjunction" leave your mind blank? If that’s you, I’d like to help. In this blog series, I’m going to present the rules of grammar and … [Read more...] about To Comma or Not to Comma? When to put commas before “and”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, and “yet” made simple