How to Use Apostrophes

Who would’ve thought that one tiny symbol like an apostrophe (‘) could (rightfully) confuse so many people? They not only look so similar to other punctuation marks (like the single and double quotation marks, the prime symbol, and the acute accent) but also serve a couple of different purposes. But with a bit of training and knowing some simple rules, you’ll become the master of apostrophes in no time. Continue reading How to Use Apostrophes

Grammar Basics: Adverbs

Last but not least (and really: by far not least), we’ll talk about another crucial element of basic grammar: Adverbs. Adverbs are indeed quite similar to Adjectives. However, whereas Adjectives focus on describing nouns and tell us “what something or someone is like,” Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. In other words, adverbs tell us how, when, and where an action is performed.  Continue reading Grammar Basics: Adverbs

Grammar Basics: Verbs

Verbs describe a physical (run, jump, talk) or mental (think, confuse, guess) action or a state of being (to exist, to live, to be).
With a noun or pronoun (which primarily functions as “subject”), verbs tell us what the subject does or performs. Even though that might sound easy to understand, there are, however, a couple of things you have to keep in mind, especially if you’re currently trying to learn English. So, let’s get going, shall we? Continue reading Grammar Basics: Verbs

How To Fix “Run-On Sentences”

“Run-on” sentences are just compound sentences gone wrong. Like very wrong. You could also say that “run-on” sentences consist of too many ideas and thoughts without the proper punctuation. If “compound sentences” and “dependent vs. independent clauses” don’t ring a bell, make sure to check out one of our previous articles. But continue reading to find out how to recognize run-on sentences and especially how to fix them! Continue reading How To Fix “Run-On Sentences”