WELCOME TO PENS OF PRAISE CHRISTIAN WRITERS GROUP Tuesday, February 16, 2021 ZOOM MEETING
Introductions for new guests.
Devotion-- Rebecca McLafferty
GRAMMAR TIDBIT--Rebecca McLafferty
Okay, I’m nibbling a Hershey’s Heath Bit while sipping steaming coffee. Nutritious? No. But the combination is perfect for this frigid February day.
How does that sound? (Not the candy, the grammar!!)
Hershey’s is a company. It is not a he, she, or they. Hershey’s is an it.
To increase its product line, Hershey’s added Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolate Meltaway Roses, a milk chocolate Bear, Hugs & Kisses Heart Box, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Rose and Reese’s Big Box O’ Love. (See source below.)
The word ‘myself’ directs the action of the verb. (purchased for myself). Myself is never used as a subject pronoun.
I shared the chocolate between him and me.
Use me, us, you, him, her, it, or them when the pronoun is the DIRECT OR INDIRECT OBJECT OF A VERB.
This Reese’s Pieces candy belongs to me!
These Reese’s Pieces candies belong to me!
These Reese’s Pieces belong to me!
4.It’s my chocolate Valentine heart. (it is)
My Valentine heart lost it’s foil. (incorrect – no possessive apostrophe in its)
I can’t believe its gone. (incorrect – it is gone – it’s)
I can’t believe it’s gone. Correct! (it is gone)
LET THE TEACHING BEGIN
“Sentences Are the Thing--our February topic is facilitated by Susan Marlene. We will investigate some interesting sentence structure from 25 Great Sentences And How They Got That Way by Geraldine Woods. Plenty of discussion and I’m sure laughs as we practice and explore sentence structures we may never have fathomed before! May we be blessed and a blessing in all our endeavors this year!
PROMPT: Write a favorite sentence that you found in fiction, non-fiction, history or dare to quote a family member! Tell us why this treasure of an idea captured your attention!
Steve Laube & Christian Institute https://stevelaube.com/resources/reference-tools/ shares a lot of excellent and informative website for writers of fiction and nonfiction.
TheFamily.net WEMI FM
Christian Devotions is looking for devotions. This is not a paid site, but one to give to the Lord and share your message with others! www.christiandevotions.us http://www.northwesternchristianwritersconference.com/ July 16 - 17, 2021
www.grammarly.com free download
https://www.loc.gov/about/ Library of Congress website
Inspired reader from excellent take-away from you writing = return reader!
God’s abundant blessings on you as you write for His glory!
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