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Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Samford University
English Grammar

English Grammar teacher | Tutor for 7 years

I'm an English Grammar enthusiast with a degree from Samford University. My passion lies in unraveling the intricacies of language to help students grasp grammar concepts with ease. With a knack for simplifying complex rules, I make learning enjoyable and accessible for all. Whether it's dissecting sentence structures or demystifying punctuation, I'm here to guide students on their journey to linguistic mastery. Join me in exploring the beauty of English grammar and unlocking the power of effective communication.

Questions

  • What is a clever way to remember anthimeria and periphrasis?
  • Do indefinite pronouns require specific antecedents?
  • What are the personal pronouns in the following sentence?: Brian was working on the project and before he knew it, twelve hours had gone by.
  • What is the subject in the following sentence? On the table lay all his books.
  • What is the possessive plural of "woman"?
  • What are compound proper nouns?
  • What is the function of the complement shown in parentheses in this sentence "The situation seems completely (desperate)" ?
  • What is the difference between a collective noun and a compound noun?
  • What does this quote mean: "Life's not a paragraph and death, I think, is no parenthesis."?
  • Just curious: do other languages, besides English, have as many tenses? Like do all languages have Present Perfect Continuous tense?
  • Idioms, clichés, euphemisms, and colloquialisms - What are the differences and the similarities between these terms? I don't understand them.
  • What is the participle adjective in the following sentence?: The instruction manual is very confusing.
  • What is the past participle of "to talk"?
  • What innovative technique did Mary Shelley use in Frankenstein?
  • What does genre refer to?
  • In a myth, a blind man tells the hero how to solve a problem. What archetype does this fit?
  • What is the difference between its and it's? Thank you!!
  • Is "seemed" a verb? For example: The cat seemed sick.
  • How do you form the past perfect tense of verbs?
  • What is a direct object?