Tag: parts of speech

  • The 8 Parts of Speech

    The 8 Parts of Speech

    You probably began learning about the eight parts of speech in second grade. You learned that your big sister, Disney World, and the duckbilled platypus are all nouns, for example. The thing is, you’ve probably also forgotten much of what you learned in elementary school. Seriously, how many dinosaurs can you name? Because pint-sized you…

  • Commonly Confused Words: Accept vs. Except

    Commonly Confused Words: Accept vs. Except

    The articles I’ve written so far about commonly confused words have been really easy, except this one. I guess I’ll just have to accept that I’m not the grammatical whiz I think I am despite my master’s degree in English. But it’s not entirely my fault that accept vs except is so difficult to explain. While accept can only be used as a verb, except can function as multiple…