How to write the perfect sentence
Now, make the words you have chosen into a sentence using as few additional words as possible. For example: "I was sitting at my ... "A sentence is built out of the eight parts of speech," or, “A sentence is an independent clause containing a subject ...
The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative
I like to imagine a sentence as a boat. Each sentence, after all ... words and have published the best results. Here are some examples of Six-Word Memoirs that do the subject-predicate tango: When a sentence lacks one of its two essential parts, it ...
7 sentences that sound crazy but are still grammatical
That's all good clean fun. Some people, however, like to use the holiday ... AND THEIR FAMILIES. Another garden path sentence, this one depends on the fact that "complex," "houses," and "married" can serve as different parts of speech.
The sentences of Sarah Palin, diagrammed.
There are plenty of people out there—not only English teachers but also amateur language buffs like me—who believe that diagramming a sentence ... all over the place like mourning doves frightened at the feeder. Which left me wondering: What can ...
Webchat: David Marsh answers your questions about grammar
And can I begin this sentence with "and"? Join Marsh on Friday 1 November, for answers all your questions ... Many grammarians have no problem with this as they see it as just another example of language change. To me it seems perverse to use a word ...