1. What Are Helping Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Helping Verbs? List And Examples

    Did you know that you can own a leopard in some states? It is true and has been for a while! It might sound fun to own a big cat but you may want to think twice about it. After all, you would need a lot of money and a lot of animal knowledge to properly care for one. To keep the leopards happy, we …

  2. “Fathers Day” vs. “Father’s Day”: What’s The Correct Way For Celebrating Dad?

    “Fathers Day” vs. “Father’s Day”: What’s The Correct Way For Celebrating Dad?

    We all know what Father’s Day is: the one day of the year where we take time to recognize how special dads are. Of course, we can do that every other day of the year, too! Another thing we can do every day is make sure to use apostrophes correctly. Apostrophes are a particularly tricky bit of punctuation, and one of them seems to have …

  3. What Are Stative Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Stative Verbs? List And Examples

    People have a lot of different opinions. Some people think warm weather is the best while others prefer colder weather. Some of your friends may believe comedies are the best movies and others may feel that horror movies reign supreme. And as horrible as it may sound, some people like putting milk in a bowl before cereal. Yikes! Well, everybody’s free to have an opinion …

  4. What Are Action Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Action Verbs? List And Examples

    Lights, camera, action! It takes a lot of hard work to make a movie. Directors tell everyone what to do. Actors memorize all of their lines. The crew makes all the scenery and props. Camera operators film all the exciting scenes and dramatic moments. Stunt people perform dangerous antics. The producer manages the entire project. Everybody has a job that they must do. Don’t worry, …

  5. How To Write A Father’s Day Card That Will Make Any Dad Proud

    How To Write A Father’s Day Card That Will Make Any Dad Proud

    The start of June signifies two important things: summer is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate all of the dads we know and love. Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday in June, and it’s been a tradition since 1910. The first Father’s Day took place in the state of Washington after a mother named Sonora Smart Dodd campaigned to create a Mother’s …

  6. What Are Transitive Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Transitive Verbs? List And Examples

    It’s time for some cat facts! Cats eat meat. Cats climb trees. Cats drink milk. Cats chase mice and birds. Cats are pretty neat, huh? Well, let’s let the cats go to sleep for now and look closer at our cat facts. In each of our catty sentences, we used verbs to say what kitties do. Verbs are words that we use to describe actions …

  7. What Are Intransitive Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Intransitive Verbs? List And Examples

    There are some things that we do often: We eat. We sleep. We smile. We learn. We laugh. We think. We jazzercise. Well, maybe not so much that last one anymore. But something that we definitely do often is use verbs in sentences. Verbs are words that we use to refer to actions or states of being. However, we don’t always use verbs to say …

  8. How To Use Gender-Neutral Language To Promote Inclusivity

    How To Use Gender-Neutral Language To Promote Inclusivity

    When we speak with other people or write down our thoughts, our choice of words is very important. Often, we may use words such as fireman or congresswoman without even considering if that is the appropriate term to use. At the same time, we may risk offending someone when we aren’t sure which is the correct pronoun to use or how someone identifies themselves. It …

  9. What Are Regular Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Regular Verbs? List And Examples

    Take a minute to think about all of the things you did yesterday. After you woke up, maybe you prepared a delicious breakfast or brushed your teeth. After that, you walked to school or boarded the bus to go to work. Or maybe you stayed home and watched TV or played a video game. At the end of a long day, you turned yourself in for the …

  10. What Are Irregular Verbs? List And Examples

    What Are Irregular Verbs? List And Examples

    It is time for an auction! This particular auction sells paintings, and they usually set the starting bids very high. Just yesterday, they set the starting bid at $1 million dollars. According to rumors, they have set the starting bid even higher today. Wait a minute. Something fishy is going on at this auction—and it isn’t just the ridiculous prices. Did you notice that the …

  11. The Meaning Behind “Pride” Along With Other Words To Uplift You

    The Meaning Behind “Pride” Along With Other Words To Uplift You

    The month of June is recognized globally as Pride Month, a month-long observance in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and the history, culture, and contributions of these people and their communities. June was chosen in commemoration of the New York City police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a New York City bar frequented by gay and gender-nonconforming people (at a time when …

  12. How To Achieve Subject-Verb Agreement

    How To Achieve Subject-Verb Agreement

    I are a grammar master. Do you likes learning new things about English? We should learns some new things together!  Wait a second. Did something seem off about those first three sentences? All three of these sentences committed a major grammar mistake that makes them sound just plain wrong—because they are! These sentences are examples of errors in subject-verb agreement. Even if you consider yourself …