Proper Versus Common

You may have already guessed it, but I’m talking about nouns, not behavior. A common noun would be park. A proper noun would be Yellowstone National Park. 

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Score Yourself …

… on these wonderfully fun grammar quizzes! Are you an aspiring or actual grammar nerd? Then these tests are for you.

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Style Quiz: Possessives

Just so we’re clear, I’m not talking about fashion. Correct apostrophe use with possessives is something even the best grammarians need a reminder of from time to time. Let’s start with the basics:

The boy’s ball rolled into the water.

There is one boy and the ball that belongs to him rolled into a stagnant, murky creek.

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