Understanding Latin-based Abbreviations

dfoww We owe a huge debt to Latin. i.e. — “that is”e.g. — “for example”PhD — Doctor of PhilosophyCV — curriculum vitae*AM — ante meridiemPM — post meridiemEtc. — abbreviation for et cetera *A brief account of a person’s education, qualifications and previous occupation. n.b. – This is sometimes written at the end of aContinue reading “Understanding Latin-based Abbreviations”

Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs

dfoww Basic Rules of Grammar Homonyms are two words that are spelled the same and sound the same but have different meanings. Examples: Express / expressOne’s opinion Something done quickly Address / address To speak to Location Kind / kindTypeCaring Homophones Homophones are pairs of words that sound the same, but have distinctly different meaningsContinue reading “Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs”

Intransitive vs Transitive

DFOWW  Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop  “Basic Rules of Grammar”  Last year DFOWW covered an 8 week series on “POS” (parts of speech). We learned that verbs are one of the eight parts of speech, and that there are different types of verbs. This presentation of: Basic Rules of Grammar, will address two verb types,Continue reading “Intransitive vs Transitive”

Basic rules of grammar

DFOWW Daphany’s Free Online Writing Workshop Rather vs Whether Does it matter which one I choose when writing or speaking? Answer: Yes, it matters because, both words have a different meaning. They are NOT synonymous with one another and both words share different roles in the parts of speech.  What is the difference between ratherContinue reading “Basic rules of grammar”