Grammar sucks : what to do to make your writing much more by Joanne Kimes

By Joanne Kimes

Following within the culture of Joanne Kimes's signature "let's simply shut our eyes and get via this jointly" humor, besides Gary Robert Muschla's light grammar procedure, Grammar Sucks is for everybody who hates the foundations yet desires to persist with them anyway.

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But also. Correlative conjunctions join words or the boring blocks of a sentence 25 groups of words and add emphasis to the parts of a sentence they join. Here are some examples: Connecting words: When I rode with my parents when I was a kid, I used neither seatbelts nor booster seats. Connecting groups of words: When I used Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo, it not only washed my hair but also really did make it smell quite terrific. Finally, there are subordinating conjunctions, which introduce dependent clauses and connect them to main clauses.

If you pause for a comma, make sure that the comma is not joining two independent clauses without the help of a coordinating conjunction. Correcting Run-Ons Once you’ve identified a run-on sentence, you have several options for how to correct it. The first and easiest 40 grammar sucks method is to insert a period, which will separate the two independent clauses. Note the examples: Jill is a woman with nicotine fits and the runs she wishes that she were dead. (run-on) Jill is a woman with nicotine fits and the runs, she wishes that she were dead.

Finally, there are subordinating conjunctions, which introduce dependent clauses and connect them to main clauses. A main clause expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence. Although a dependent clause has a subject and verb, it does not express a complete thought and can’t stand alone. It is “dependent” on being attached to a main clause. Several words and some phrases are used as subordinating conjunctions. The most common appear below: after how unless although if until as inasmuch as when as if since whenever as long as so that where because than wherever before till while Here are a few subordinating conjunctions in action: If you were willing to spend a whole dime, you could buy a candy bar.

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