How to use English grammar

18/11/2021
Written by Holly

Learning correct English grammar involves a combination of study, experience and creative thinking. Grammar can be an unforgiving mistress, but once you have a good understanding of this dark art it will give you all the tools you require to communicate clearly and concisely in all types of writing. 

Common mistakes made by most people when writing can include pronoun disagreement, using the incorrect voice, and subject-verb disagreement, to name just three. As self-confessed grammar geeks here at Accuracy Matters, we hope we can help you better understand the rules of English grammar, and this article is intended as a useful collection of blogs we have pulled together which cover some of the main points of its use (and misuse). 

1. When to use the passive voice correctly

We delve into how and when to use the passive, rather than the active voice in writing.

2. Creativity from constraints

Strict guidelines are sometimes seen as a barrier to creativity but can they actually help to enrich it? 

3. Wanted! Movies for crimes against grammar! 

The ways that films tear up the rule book when it comes to grammar.

4. How to deal with subject-verb agreement

A fascinating look at the borderline cases where it's not always clear whether to use the singular or the plural.

5. Bugbears of English: 'I' vs 'Me', 'That' vs 'Which' and 'Who' vs 'Whom'

Some excellent advice on when and how to choose which of these tricky words works best in your sentence. 

Read more writing advice from Accuracy Matters

* A guide to English Punctuation

* The seven most important punctuation marks

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