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Over the past several weeks, I’ve discussed the Parts of Speech on my Wednesday blogs. I think that writers need to understand the functions of all of these parts. To write well enough to entertain, engage, and tantalize our readers, we need to know how to use words effectively.
We talked about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and interjections. I also threw in a discussion about articles because I think it is essential to recognize the difference between ‘a’ and ‘an,’ ‘the’ and ‘that,’ etc.
One of the reasons I write about grammar is because it is crucial to your writing. Understanding words and their roles will help you develop your style and find your voice. Unlike some opinions about ‘my style,’ finding it involves using proper grammar and punctuation.
Next week and for the weeks after that, I’m going to talk about paragraphs, and after that, I’m going to concentrate on ways to create your style through mechanics and form.