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DianaShallard
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 11:14:15 AM
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I found it odd that there wasn't already a thread for links and articles regarding grammar, punctuation, and word usage. Maybe I missed it in the archives... If not, feel free to add to this one.

The one I learned about today (better late than never) is a Visual Thesaurus, appropriately found at www.VisualThesaurus.com.

It offers word mapping among other ingenious devices to help writers find the right word.

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013 12:50:55 PM
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DianaShallard wrote:


The one I learned about today (better late than never) is a Visual Thesaurus, appropriately found at www.VisualThesaurus.com.



Not sure if you tried it yet Diana, but it's a trial version that only allows a limited number of searches...

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 6:42:14 AM
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I often refer people to the following site:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

It addresses the most common grammatical problems such as verb tense and pronoun reference inconsistency, subject-verb agreement, run-on sentences and much more.

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:31:20 AM
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Just what I had been looking for. Thanks a bunch, Ms.Maggie :)
DirtyMartini
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:08:40 PM
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Here's another site that may be useful as far as grammar related stuff goes...

Grammarly Handbook
http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/


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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:42:37 AM
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Me, I done got a grammar question.

Bri (354) brought up an item from my 'Cold Beer and Hot Fries' story. Early on, I describe the Hilltop Café interior as being "neon lighted." (might have stuck a hyphen in there) He suggested that "neon lit" would be the correct wording.

Any sage wisdom, counsel and/or advice would be appreciated.

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:02:09 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Me, I done got a grammar question.

Bri (354) brought up an item from my 'Cold Beer and Hot Fries' story. Early on, I describe the Hilltop Café interior as being "neon lighted." (might have stuck a hyphen in there) He suggested that "neon lit" would be the correct wording.

Any sage wisdom, counsel and/or advice would be appreciated.

glasses8


Either is correct. "Lighted" is most common in American English, so I would recommend staying with that since the story is clearly American.

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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:10:20 AM
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Thanks, Maggie. I'd wondered if that might not be one of those US/UK differences.

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 7:29:51 AM
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Rumple_deWriter wrote:
Early on, I describe the Hilltop Café interior as being "neon lighted." (might have stuck a hyphen in there) He suggested that "neon lit" would be the correct wording.


Interesting that Maggie thinks either is correct, and I'm sure she's right...she knows stuff...

I would have thought Brian is correct...to me "neon lighted" just don't sound right...but frankly, grammar stuff is not my forte...so, I have to go with the Rascal...

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