JUL
11
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Past Perfect Tense: Dear Sexy G,

Dear Sexy Grammarian, I have a grammar question!! Would you say: I thought we finally realized or I thought we had finally realized? Does it matter? Thank you for your continued dedication to grammar and sexiness, Christine Hi Christine! Thanks for writing. You’re talking about the difference between past perfect and past tense here. Depending on your meaning, either of your examples might be okay. You’re telling a story in this sentence that definitely happened in the past: I thought. N......
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JUN
22
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When Nelly Caught Ginny: Phrases, Clauses, and Complete Sentences

SG_blog_secretsWhich of these sentences sounds complete to you? A. Through the drawer of vibrators. B. Ginny loved it. C. Playing with other people's toys. D. Nelly didn’t mind. Examples B & D are complete sentences. Examples A and C are fragment sentences. Do you know how to tell the difference? A complete sentence needs two basic parts of speech: a noun (the subject) and a verb. That’s why on its own, example A is just a fragment sentence. The drawer and the vibrators give you some nouns to w......
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MAR
16
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Three Kinds of Wuzzy Verb Problems

When we overuse the verb to be, we call the writing wuzzy, as in, This manuscript is boring because it's full of wuzzies. Wuzzy writing doesn't break any grammar rules, but looking closely at the grammar of a wuzzy sentence can help make it a sexy sentence. Wuzzies with Adjectives: Your thighs are soft, and my heart is hot. When a to be verb precedes an adjective, consider tacking that adjective to its noun in a tighter, more visual sentence. Maybe like this: Your soft thigh brushes m......
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MAR
02
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Wordsmith: Dear Sexy G

Dear Sexy Grammarian- I just learned from dictionary.com that wordsmith is a noun and not a verb.  Is that right?  I always thought it was both, like e-mail. Yours truly, Esther My Darling Esther, I too think of wordsmith as a noun, a words expert. But sure, it’s acceptable (if modern) to turn it into a verb: I’ve written a love letter, but I want to wordsmith it to make it sexier. You could even make it an adjective by adding -like: He wanted to seduce the librarian, so he used his most wo......
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SEP
30
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Sexy Birthday Homonyms: eight & ate

Pardon me, for this blog post contains sexually explicit examples or content. If you are under the age of 18 or just uncomfortable with sexually explicit material, you may want to check out one of these sites about grammar and writing instead. I've celebrated my 8 years in business this September with daily homonyms, and for the last dance, I offer: The verb ate is the past tense of to eat, as in: I ate one grape at a time, trying to entice her. The noun eight is the written symbol for t......
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