Subject-Verb Agreement II

October 31, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

In last month’s post, I reviewed the basics of subject-verb agreement: definitions of subjects and verbs, how they agree, and common issues that arise when a phrase comes between the subject and verb and when there’s a compound subject. In today’s post, I will discuss some finer details of subject-verb agreement.


Quick Guide to (Grammatically Correct) NFL Lingo, Part 1 of 4

October 17, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

The playing field, or gridiron, is made up of ten sections of ten yards each, making up a hundred yards. The field is flanked by two scoring areas, or end zones. The nickname comes from early hatch-like fields, which resembled gridirons (i.e., grills).


Commonly Confused Words: It Never Reigns But It Pores

October 10, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

This talk of rain brings us to another perplexing pair. “Pour” with a "u" describes the gravity-powered flow of some fluid, either a liquid or a loose, granular solid like table salt, from a higher point to a lower one, often (but not always) into or out of a container of some kind.


Subject-Verb Agreement, Pt 1

October 1, 2022 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar

In today’s post, I will review an important aspect of English grammar: subject-verb agreement. I’ll review some of the basic terminology and concepts and discuss a couple of points that we proofreaders find cause writers trouble.


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