Active and passive voices
agreement between indefinite pronouns and their antecedents
agreement involving prepositional phrases
Commas Part Five
Commas Part Four
Commas Part One
Commas Part Three
Commas Part Two
complete and simple predicates
complete and simple subjects
compound complex sentences
compound prepositions and the preposition adverb question
compound subject and compound predicate
compound subjects part one
Confusing usage words part eight
Confusing usage words part five
Confusing usage words part four
Confusing usage words part one
Confusing usage words part seven
Confusing usage words part six
Confusing usage words part three
Confusing usage words part three 2
Confusing usage words part two
First Capitalization List
Indefinite pronouns and the possessive case
Irregular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
irregular verbs part one
irregular verbs part two
Misplaced and dangling modifiers
More Apostrophe Situations
More subject verb agreement situations
Parentheses Ellipsis Marks and Dashes
Periods Question Marks and Exclamation Marks
pronouns and their antecedents
Quotation Marks Part One
Quotation Marks Part Two
reflexive demonstrative and interrogative pronouns
Regular Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
regular verb tenses
Second Capitalization List
sentences fragments and run on sentences
singular and plural nouns and pronouns
Sound a like words Part Four
Sound a like words Part Three
Sound a like words Part Two
Sound alike words part one
subject and verb agreement
subject complements predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives
subject verb agreement situations
the adjective clause
the adjective phrase
the adverb clause
the adverb phrase
The coordinating conjunction
the correlative conjunction
the direct object
the gerund and gerund phrase
the indirect object
the infinitive and infinitive phrase
The nominative case
the noun adjective pronoun question
the noun clause
the object of the preposition
the participle and participial phrase
The possessive case
The possessive case 2
The possessive case and pronouns
the prepositional phrase
the subordinating conjunction
The verb be
the verb phrase
Transitive and intransitive verbs
types of nouns
types of sentences by purpose
Using Capital Letters
what good writers do
This is the third of three pages dealing with quotation marks. Study these
rules, and use them in your writing.
When you are writing dialogue, start a new paragraph each time the
‘‘We need to remodel the upstairs bathroom,’’ Mom said to Dad.
He asked her, ‘‘How much do you think that this job will cost us? I
think that I will probably be able to do most of the work.’’
‘‘Great!’’ Mom replied. ‘‘Let’s talk about the project again tomorrow.’’
Use only the opening quotation marks at the beginning of each
paragraph when you are quoting a passage of more than one paragraph.
The only time to include the closing quotation marks is at the end
of the concluding paragraph.
‘‘The bridge was built after the immigrants began to come into the
burgeoning city in large numbers. This bridge was not a luxury; it
was a necessity. People demanded it, and the politicians responded
quickly to their demands.
‘‘Then the good times for construction workers began—and
continued—for the next three decades. There was always work�
and plenty of it. To be able to use a saw and hammer meant that
you were able to feed your family.’’
Use quotation marks to enclose the titles of the following: chapters,
songs, articles, short poems, and short stories.
‘‘Before Hitting the Water’’ (chapter) from Kayaking for Fitness
‘‘America the Beautiful’’ (song)
‘‘More Strain, More Injuries’’ (article)
‘‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’’ (short poem)
‘‘Beware of the Dog’’ (short story)
Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Mind Game
Benefits of Cherry
Precaution while using WiFi
Loudest College Football Stadiums
Mythological Creatures and Shapeshifters
New Years Eve Cake Ideas
New Year Poems
The new year
What does the new year hold for me?
The days ahead I cannot see.
I may see sickness, grief, or pain;
I may see Jesus come again.
I may place loved ones in a grave,
Or I may see a loved one saved.
I may be moved another place,
Or I may go see Jesus face.
I may have poverty untold,
Or I may walk the streets of gold.
I may hear often calls of grace,
Or I might soon the judgment face.
As I look back on years gone by,
Consider how fast they did fly,
And all the years that I did waste,
Brought to my life such sad disgrace,
I wonder as I face this year
Will I determine God to hear?
Or will I listen to the world
And all its offers here unfurled?
Will I apply my lessons learned,
Or will I just snub them and spurn?
Will I another year just waste
And not try more to run the race
That God has set before me here
With faithfulness and holy fear?
The year ahead can be a thrill,
Or can with sinful acts be filled.
The year ahead can bring reward
As I try more to serve the Lord.
Who knows but what this year could be
The last in this old world for me?
Therefore, I must forget the past
And do what for my Lord will last.
If He has put my past behind,
I can trust Him to heal my mind,
My heart, my soul, my life alway,
And live my best for Him today.
Oh, yes, I will not perfect be;
Ill fail, Im sure, His will to see.
But if I come in humble prayer,
I know that Hell forgive me there.
The key is how I handle sin:
Will I just let it dwell within,
Continue and be satisfied,
Or cry out to the One who died
To come, forgive, and cleanse again
And help me overcome that sin?
So as I face the year ahead,
May I determine now instead
Of seeing each day go to waste,
Live in His righteousness and grace.