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Back to the basics with regular Challenge winner, Ann Grover. Weekly lessons to help you hone your basic writing skills.

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Postby CatLin » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:28 pm

Hi Ann - I asked Jan about gerunds in her class, and she said that would be your department. See why I need to learn about them? I don't even know enough to know where to ask. :lol: If you hadn't planned on it already, I'd love to have you explain a gerund and why I've been told it's a no-no to start a sentence with one.

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Postby Anja » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:43 am

Yes, it's on my list...

Thank you.

Any more suggestions? I just hope I can get to them all in a timely manner.
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Postby Shann » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:35 am

Can you put the proper use of verbs on list? I have sit and set down pat, but lay and lie confuse me, especially in their different forms. I've tried and tried to figure out an easy way to remember, but that is one that just won't sink in.
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Postby Anja » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:05 pm

Also on my list. It's good to know that you're needing what I am planning. No point in wasting time covering topics already mastered.

Irregular verbs and past participles are on the list, too. The unfortunate thing is that most people don't know they have a "problem" with those.

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Postby Green Leaves » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:20 pm

I have another request, if it hasn't already been asked for...

The use of punctuation in poetry, also when to capitalize in poetry. It's very confusing to me.
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Postby lthomas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:32 pm

I have a request, too. Fragments. I know a sentence should have both a subject and verb - but is that necessarily always the case?

Which leads to another question - the use of dashes. I understand ellipticals, (isn't that these ... three dots are called?). But what is the proper use of the dash when a semicolon just doesn't seem to fit the bill?

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Postby Anja » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:35 pm

Thank you for the suggestions... keep them coming.

Adding all your suggestions to the list.
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Postby Green Leaves » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:59 pm

I just thought of something else I could use some help with.

It was me.

It was I.


All those I/me issues, you know?


Thanks. Your lessons are helping so much!

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