Grammar-Rama: A-Z Theme Reveal Blogfest

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.



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13 Responses

  1. orneryswife says:

    Fabulous!! There are certainly some holes in my own skills, so I am looking forward to your posts. 🙂 Happy Reveal Day!

    • R.K. Grow says:

      Thank you! I tried to pick the rules that 1) I’d never heard of and 2) that I easily forget. Now I need to come and see what you’ll be posting about.

    • R.K. Grow says:

      Orneryswife I am so excited to follow your mixed-media art theme! Love it.

  2. bcallor says:

    I’m eager to read this topic. I’ve been thinking about grammar a lot over the past few months as I’ve studied Italian. I love comparing grammar rules between languages.

    • R.K. Grow says:

      How fun you are studying Italian Brandon. I so wanted to go to Italy when I got my mission call but I was thrilled with Russia. I would love to learn Italian sometime in the future.

  3. Chrys Fey says:

    Your theme is going to help a lot of people. 🙂

    -Chrys Fey
    Tremp’s Troops A to Z Co-co-host

    • R.K. Grow says:

      Thank you Chrys. It’s already helped me as I’ve been searching for examples, etc. I am a little more than half-way through the alphabet now.

  4. Fun! I look forward to your posts, and no doubt I’ll learn lots.

  5. Shonna Slayton says:

    Looks like I’ll have to include my kids when I visit your blog next month for A to Z 😉 We’ll all learn some things.

  6. Tarkabarka says:

    As an ESL person, I appreciate the enjoyable grammar help in advance 😉

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary – Epics from A to Z
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  7. betty says:

    I think we could all learn a bit more of grammar! Great theme! Have fun with the challenge!

    betty

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