superlockedhogwartianinthetardis:

keepcalm-andpartyyon:

A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

A question mark walks into a bar?

Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.

A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

The bar was walked into by a passive voice.

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

THANKS FOR TEACHING ME THINGS THAT ENGLISH CLASS HAS FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE

alittlebitoflace:

caoabunga:

mightymur:

The final, brilliant word on passive voice.
“She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive
“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active

Could have really fucking used this in high school… 

Christ… they should have taught me this in the first grade when we actually have grammar lessons

alittlebitoflace:

caoabunga:

mightymur:

The final, brilliant word on passive voice.

“She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive

“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active

Could have really fucking used this in high school… 

Christ… they should have taught me this in the first grade when we actually have grammar lessons

thewritemotive:

This is worth keeping in mind as you write, and especially as you edit and revise. If the emphasis isn’t clear, consider italicizing or changing the phrase.

thewritemotive:

This is worth keeping in mind as you write, and especially as you edit and revise. If the emphasis isn’t clear, consider italicizing or changing the phrase.