In just 9 days the awesome A-Z Blogfest will begin. I am so excited to be participating this year after taking last year off. The purpose of this post is to share my theme this year and what you can expect as you visit during the month of April.
I had so many ideas that I am going to try and make them all come true this year. But for the month of April, I’ll be blogging each day about grammar rules. As I searched online, I was surprised how much I’d forgotten from my English classes in high school and college. I even forgot some simple terms. Each day you can expect a new grammar term with several examples. I’ve tried to find examples from current works of fiction or at least something familiar to most readers. I am very excited about this theme because I need this just as much as any writer.
Here is an example of what you’ll find.
A is for Active Voice. What is Active Voice? Every human language starts an active sentence with the subject, or the “doer.” In English, the verb (what’s being done) follows the subject. If there is an object (the receiver of the action), it comes after the verb. The formula looks like this:
S+V+O. This rule is the foundation of the English language.
Here are some examples:
- Mary walked the dog.
- The dog liked Mary.
- I did not like the dog.
(Example taken from grammar.yourdictionary.com.)
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Please take time to visit other blogs who are participating in the A-Z Challenge and find some themes you’d be interested in following.