Charis for writing Special plurals Welcome to this week's online writing class. This week, we look at some special plurals in English that you might not even be aware of! 1. Latinate plurals: originally Latin words, these nouns end with 'us' or 'um' in the singular and are changed to 'I' or 'ia' or 'a'… Continue reading Special Plurals
Charis for writing Good writing skills I I would like to begin my series on developing good writing skills this week by sharing some reasons why I believe it's important to write well. On a personal level, writing well will help you to communicate better as that is the purpose of writing. Misunderstanding occurs at… Continue reading GOOD WRITING SKILLS I
Charis for writing Lesson 3 Using Apostrophes II Welcome to your online writing class. This is our second lesson on apostrophe usage and we will examine when it's appropriate to use apostrophes. Basically, in English, the apostrophe is used in two contexts: possession and omission. Possession: The apostrophe is used to signify that something belongs… Continue reading Using Apostrophes II
Charis for writing Lesson #3 English has the subject pronouns: I, YOU,HE, SHE, IT, WE, and THEY; and the object pronouns: ME, YOU, HIM, HER, IT, US and THEM. Subject because it is the doer of the action and object because it is the recipient of the action. Very simple but often forgotten when it… Continue reading Is it Between You and Me or You and I?
Lesson 2 Per a special request, we are repeating an old lesson this week. Word Study: LOOSE, LOSE, LOSS and LOST. Because of the closeness of their pronunciation, people tend to confuse the orthography of 'loose' and 'lose' and that of 'lost' and 'loss.' But these words are not synonymous and have different meanings, sometimes… Continue reading Word Study: LOOSE, LOSE, LOSS and LOST.
Yourselves vs Each other vs One another.
So, is there a difference between these three words and if there is, what is it? At the level of similarity, these are all pronouns but are not necessarily interchangeable. Each other is used when an action is reciprocated between two people ie one does it and the other does the same in return Eg:… Continue reading Yourselves vs Each other vs One another