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Spoonful #50: WHICH vs. THAT
These words are NOT interchangeable. I provide a simple way to determine when each is appropriate to use.
Spoonful #51: TONE AND ATTITUDE WORDS
Helpful for writing dialogue or evaluating characters!
Spoonful #52: HANDY HYPHEN RULES
Ten handy hyphen rules to help writers of all ages.
Spoonful #53: COMPOUND POSSESSION
Do two sisters share a single bike or each possess their own? Do two friends share common beliefs or each possess their own? Hint: show the answer with proper apostrphe placement.
Spoonful #54: HOPE
We can all use a dose of hope and positivity.
Spoonful #55: The BEST BLUEBERRY and RASPBERRY MUFFINS
This muffin recipe from the Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine is divine. And easy to make!
Spoonful #56: THE ELLIPSIS EXPLAINED
I must confess: I was a wee bit confused about this until I researched this post!
Spoonful #57: MAY vs. MIGHT
I wish I may, I wish I might, clarify these words tonight.
Spoonful #58: SIGHT, SITE, and CITE
Ever get these homophones confused? If so, let this post clear your confusion with clear examples.
Spoonful #59: EVERYDAY vs. EVERY DAY
Yes, my writer friends, there is a difference.
Spoonful #60: THE COMMA SPLICE
To avoid this #1 source of comma drama, read this post!
Spoonful #61: THE RUN-ON SENTENCE
e e cummings was known for radically experimenting with punctuation, but the SAT and ACT follow conventional punctuation and grammar rules. You should, too.
Spoonful #62: Mom vs. mom: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Many writers wonder when to capitalize dear, sweet mom. After reading this post, you'll never be confused again.
Spoonful #63: SEASONAL CAPITALIZATION RULES
Ever wonder whether or not to capitalize the seasons? Find out in this post.
Spoonful #64: A LITTLE SUBJECT-VERB QUIZ
Quiz yourself on your SUBJECT-VERB matching prowess! Here's a hint: first determine if your subject is singular or plural.
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Laura Fineberg Cooper
A Spoonful of Grammar