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Sep
11th
2013

Grammar: Tense, and Verbals. Everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. · 2:35pm Sep 11th, 2013

Ok, people! It's grammar time!

Okay, that took hilariously no time at all to make.
What, I'm a grammar nerd, not an artist.
Stop looking at me like that.

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Report Daring Deux · 777 views · #Grammar
Jan
21st
2014

Belated Grammar Quickie: Homophones, the Faux Amis · 5:47pm Jan 21st, 2014

So, it's been a while! I apologize. I got a grammar request, though, so I'm going to do it! And nopony can stop me! The grammar! Will last! Forever!

Shown: somepony who clearly understands how long the grammar will last

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Report Daring Deux · 330 views · #Grammar
Dec
14th
2013

Grammar! Vocatives, my dear Watson. It's elementary. · 4:12am Dec 14th, 2013

It's that time of the year, folks!

This, and more great existential comedy can be found here.

The time of the year when Comrade actually makes a blog post.


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Report Daring Deux · 1,028 views · #Grammar
Jul
19th
2013

The Royal Canterlot Voice and You: A Quick [1] and Dirty Guide to Speaking Far Too Loudly · 3:02am Jul 19th, 2013

The Royal Canterlot Voice and You: A Quick [1] and Dirty Guide to Speaking Far Too Loudly

Hello! I am Comrade Sparkle, resident junior grammar nerd, and this is a quick guide on writing in the ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE!

*ahem*

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Report Daring Deux · 2,538 views · #Grammar
Sep
15th
2013

Grammar! Again! Parts of Speech, or "Oh yeah, those things." · 9:20am Sep 15th, 2013

I realize now that I might have jumped the gun with my last post. A number of people approached me with confusion, the very people I sought to help!

Well, my friends, this just won't do.

I'll preface the meat of this blog post with a plea:

Please tell me when you are confused.

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Report Daring Deux · 775 views · #Grammar
Sep
17th
2013

Grammar! Danger and Intrigue: Contractions! · 8:54am Sep 17th, 2013

"What? Another Grammar blog so soon? But, Comrade, our brains aren't ready!" I hear you scream.

Well, people of the internet, I have a question for you.

Pic created by my good friend, SpaceCommie
And yeah, I guess that's all it takes to get a shoutout on my blog.
Give me a picture to use so I don't have to hustle one up myself.

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Report Daring Deux · 684 views · #Grammar
Apr
27th
2017

Grammar Check Fail · 7:00pm Apr 27th, 2017

Do tell how either of those suggestions are grammatically correct for that sentence, Microsoft Word, please do. :facehoof:

I'm used to Word's grammar check occasionally being squirrelly and/or too "by the book"...but this instance seemed comically bad given the sentence it was suggesting these corrections for. :rainbowlaugh:

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Feb
3rd
2014

Concerning the Lead Content of LEDs, Laying Layers of Lies, and Lying Down Beside the Point. · 8:53pm Feb 3rd, 2014

That's right! I'm utterly bored, don't feel like reading or writing much, and thus, it's time to go over another batch of these.

Yup. Common Errors. The bane of every writer, and, more importantly, of me, whenever I read through the writings of these writers. The stuff I see the most highly rated and famed authors still doing wrong. And so, we get to another batch of self-editing hints! As always, Twist is ready to serve as bullet point in the list! :twistnerd:

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Report Nyerguds · 1,339 views · #writing #grammar
Dec
7th
2016

Þe Olde Canterlot Conjugation Centre · 8:29am Dec 7th, 2016

Feb
26th
2013

Concerning Self-Editing, Stealth Mountains and Regicide · 2:20pm Feb 26th, 2013

People liked this when I posted it in the Fallout: Equestria group, so I thought, why not copy it into my blog so a bunch more people can see it :rainbowwild:

I wrote a second self-editing blog now! Check it out after you're done with this one.


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Jan
24th
2017

Grammar and Punctuation · 5:38am Jan 24th, 2017

Hello!:twilightsmile:

This blog will serve as a directory for the blogs I have and will post for the grammar and punctuation lessons. I know it must be difficult and annoying to dig through all my blogs to find them, especially if you need to read up on something, so I will post links to each blog (lesson) here for your convenience. As I post more lessons, I will add the links here. Enjoy!


Introduction

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Mar
10th
2017

Grammar and Punctuation: Lesson 2, Part 2 · 12:57am Mar 10th, 2017

Subject to Your Consideration


The subject is the part of the sentence that performs the action indicated by the verb. In the sentence "Pickles Explode." the noun pickles is the subject. The subject of any sentence is a noun. The complete subject, as opposed to the simple subject, is a noun together with its modifiers.

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Nov
9th
2016

Grammar and Punctuation: Lesson 1, Part 2 · 9:54pm Nov 9th, 2016

Good Wording: Parts of Speech

In general, words have characteristics that enable them to function in language:

• Words have meaning.
• Words can be joined together into structures, such as phrases, clauses, and sentences.
• Words take different forms that determine their meaning and dictate how they fit together.

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Jan
12th
2016

Grammar · 1:06pm Jan 12th, 2016

All too often I have noticed the same thing on this site. People pointing out spelling errors. Look, we are not professional writers. If you want to comment about the story, then fine. But don't nit pick any spelling errors. We all make mistakes. So please, don't be a grammar bully.

May
21st
2016

A scourge upon proper capitalization · 6:39pm May 21st, 2016

There's something I've noticed turning up a lot more lately than I used to. Lots and lots of authors have capitalization errors in dialogue tags when the quotation ends in a question mark or exclamation mark. Now, some authors have this problem anyway, but the upsurge I've seen recently is for authors who normally get it right. The errors only occur for dialogue ending in a question mark or exclamation mark.

They'll get this right:

"Hey," he said.

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Apr
14th
2018

The editing community is growing. Why aren't you a part of it? · 11:07am April 14th

As you probably already know, I've started a community-driven project in an attempt to improve Fimfiction stories (including yours).
Previous blog: https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/804781/join-my-community-driven-project-to-make-fimfiction-stories-great-again

To facilitate the growth of the project, the community has already established its hub of operations. If you want to be a part of the future we're building, feel free to join our group:

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Apr
22nd
2017

To Double Space or Not to Double Space · 7:35am Apr 22nd, 2017

I've been writing my first story here on the site. Though, there has been one thing that has been plaguing my thoughts. Should I be double spacing my paragraphs or not? :rainbowhuh:

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Oct
16th
2016

Introduction to Grammar/Punctuation · 9:16pm Oct 16th, 2016

Grammar and Punctuation


'Ello, mate! 'ow are ya? Glad to have ya here. :pinkiehappy: Ya wanna learn 'bout grammar and punctuation, eh? Ya've come to the right place!

Just kidding. I don't speak that way. :rainbowkiss:

Anyway...

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Dec
25th
2017

My favorite grammatically educational poem (lay vs laid) · 7:26pm Dec 25th, 2017

I'm lying here upon the shore
I lie here every day
I've lain here many times before
I lay here yesterday
i would lay my head upon the floor
If you would lie down by me
I've laid it there five times or more
(I lied - it's only three)


Infinitive    Present    Past    Past Participle    Present Participle
to lay          lay(s)      laid     laid                  laying
(to put or place something down)

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Feb
19th
2018

Seek An Editor? + Criticisms · 1:53pm February 19th

Question for you guys.

So the newest comment for Shattered Rainbow Rock has actually brought up a solid point and is something I completely overlooked. A lot of my word choices in this story, but even in my other works leave a lot of repetitiveness and make some characters sound not the way they should. While I do try to keep characters in character as much as I can, I'll admit, I don't think I do entirely well. Which is why my question comes to this.

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