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The English language is constantly evolving, both the words we use and the rules that control the usage of those words.  Therefore, it is impossible to ever have a definitive grammar guide, or, if you will, a Complete Guide of American English.  And that’s our excuse.

 

 

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October 16, 2018 

beldame:  (noun)  an old woman, especially an ugly one; a witch.  This year for Halloween, I'm going to dress up like a beldame.

 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Proper and Common Nouns

Most of us know that a noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea.  Nouns can further be divided into two distinct groups:  Proper nouns and common nouns.  Proper nouns name specific, one of a kind things, and they begin with a capital letter, regardless of where they appear in a sentence.  Common nouns, on the other hand, name general, non-specific things, and they are not capitalized unless they are the first word of a sentence.  For instance, "boy" is a common noun.  "Bob," on the other hand, is a proper noun because it signifies a specific boy.  Therefore, it would be capitalized.  (Note that if it is not capitalized, it can mean something entirely different than your cousin.) More...

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