Friday, December 2, 2011

Free for All Friday, December 2

If you missed the Black Friday giveaways last week, don't worry.  There are still quite a few books up for grabs.  I consolidated them into one list and they can be found under the Giveaway tab at the top of the blog.  Now, *cue the shooting star*

In the course of my work day, I proof a lot of documents, so the AP Style Guide and are close, personal friends of mine.  While reading Wednesday, I ran across a document in which the writer kept using predominate instead of predominant.  What's the difference? Predominate is a verb, predominant is an adjective.  Anywho, as I edited, I tweeted a grammar PSA stating the difference between the two.  @GammasWorld & @CaliGirlED immediately jumped in with SchoolHouse Rock requests.  Thanks to those two, you're being treated to "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Verb: That's What's Happening."

As a kid, and admittedly as an adult, I loved the School House Rock series.  In my world, the only thing better than Saturday morning cartoons were the SHR videos that appeared between cartoons.  Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here? Conjunction Junction? I'm Just A Bill? Who needed to pay attention in school? School House Rock taught me everything I needed to know.  Which videos were your favorites?

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