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How to Correctly Use Quotation Marks

In this Grammar Tip, we’re going to talk about the punctuation known as quotation marks. One of my pet peeves as a reader is seeing quotation marks used incorrectly. When that happens, it can be confusing and sometimes completely change the meaning of the words. First, this may seem obvious, but let’s mention it anyway. [...]

By | 2018-10-10T11:33:21+00:00 September 29th, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

How to Use Apostrophes Correctly

  An apostrophe is that punctuation mark that looks like a comma but it’s at the top of the line, not the bottom. The apostrophe has two purposes: To show possession. To replace missing letters in a word. When you use apostrophes to indicate missing letters, it’s usually in a contraction. In the context of [...]

By | 2018-09-16T19:39:32+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

The Difference Between Your and You’re

You learned in elementary school that homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym. They’re words that sound alike but have different meanings and different spellings. In this Grammar Tip, we’re going to talk about one of the most commonly misspelled and consequently misused set of homophones: [...]

By | 2018-07-07T15:51:18+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

There, They’re, Their

In this Grammar Tip, I want to talk about one of the most common word usage mistakes that can completely change the meaning of a sentence, drive readers crazy and reflect poorly on you. And I’ll give you some tips so you’ll never make this mistake again. You may remember from elementary school that homonyms [...]

By | 2018-06-30T15:03:26+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

The Difference Between Its and It’s

In this Grammar Tip, we’re going showcase two words that sound alike but are often mixed up. And I’ll give you some tips so you won’t mix them up again. The English language is full of grammar exceptions, and the specific one that applies in the case of when to use IT’S and when to [...]

By | 2018-06-02T17:28:27+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn|0 Comments

How to Make Proper Nouns Plural and Possessive

In this Grammar Tip, we’re going to cover the difference between plural and possessive proper nouns. A proper noun is a name used for a particular person, place or thing and it begins with a capital letter. Nouns that name general things are common nouns. Plural means more than one. The general rule to make [...]

By | 2018-05-27T15:49:44+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Grammar Tip, Jacquelyn Lynn, Videos|0 Comments