Tag: passive voice

  • The Lowdown on Active vs. Passive Voice

    The Lowdown on Active vs. Passive Voice

    When you write for pleasure, you have complete autonomy over your style. Not only do you choose your own topic, but you also have total creative control over everything that ends up on the page. Once you start writing professionally or for school, you commit to a different kind of accountability. For instance, if you…

  • What Are Linking Verbs?

    What Are Linking Verbs?

    In elementary school, I learned that verbs were the action of a sentence. They are what a person, animal or thing does. English is a bit too complex to completely simplify verbs that way. You’ve got true action verbs, helping verbs, regular verbs, irregular verbs and helpful linking verbs. What Is a Linking Verb? So…

  • What Are Helping Verbs?

    What Are Helping Verbs?

    I am a person small in stature, which is something my three boys will probably figure out someday. I am not tiny per se, but I am a bit on the short side. This means that when I need to reach something that’s on the top shelf at the store or even the top shelf…

  • 6 Grammar Myths You Should Stop Believing

    6 Grammar Myths You Should Stop Believing

    So you think you know a lot about grammar? Just because your high school English teacher taught you a particular rule for using the English language doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. In fact, here are six common grammar myths that you should stop believing right now. 1. It’s Wrong To Use a Preposition at the…