Guest Comic: The Dangling Moodifier

Recently, I had the opportunity to create a guest comic for awsymbols.com, a web comic featuring a band of superheroes called “The Punctuators.” These heroes use their special talents to fight bad grammar and punctuation, and I’m so excited that I get to introduce their first major villain just in time for Halloween! The Punctuators … Read more

Three Reasons It’s Important to Know the Parts of Speech

It’s a common experience: The English teacher hands out a paragraph to each student in class. The instructions at the top read Underline each common, proper, or collective noun. Or perhaps they direct students to Write a verb to complete each of the following sentences, or List the ten adjectives that appear in the following … Read more