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Multiple Counts of Possession

Earlier, I touched upon possessive nouns and discussed possessive pronouns. But wait! There’s more! We still need to deal with plural possessive nouns.
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Could, Would, Should

Complete these phrases: I could ___ done it, I would ___ done it, I should ___ done it.
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On Being Selfish

Last week, I talked briefly on the topic of “I” vs. “me.” Now I’d like to turn slightly and discuss another topic of some importance: “myself.”
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There is certainly quite a bit of confusion over the use of “I” and “me.” So many people have so frequently used one or the other and been corrected without explanation that they’ve started to believe that only one is ever right. That’s why I’m here to set the record straight: It’s a matter of context.
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Grammatical case describes the relationship of a noun or pronoun to other words in the sentence. I’ll be talking just a little bit about this now because we’ll need this vocabulary later on.
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I think the first thing to do before we roll up our sleeves and get down to business is to make sure we’re all on the same page. The following is a brief glossary of the basic terms that will be used a lot in this blog. So whether it’s been a while or you somehow missed it the first time around, here is the bedrock of grammar-babble:
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