Grammar Goodies 4

Word usage continued

Good/Well 

Use good to modify a noun and well to modify a verb: 

  • Give me one good reason to think you write well.
It's/Its

  • Its bright blue color indicates it's a poisonous frog.

Lay/Lie

  • Yesterday my pet dinosaur lay in my hammock. She lies there today too.
  • I won't lay a hand on her because I think she's laying eggs while lying there.

Like/As/Such As

  • My parrot has learned to bark like a dog to keep the cat away.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do: enjoy life.
  • My cabinets are full of things I don't need such as mushroom scrubbers and toast racks.

Hear/Here

  • I hear George Washington slept here.

Principal/Principle

  • My principal concern is that the principal of Wayward Academy has no principles.

Their/There

  • The French once sent their criminals to Devil's Island. It's almost impossible to escape from there.

Threw/Through

  • I threw my ball and chain through the office window.

You're/Your

  • When it comes to much in life, you're on your own.

continued on Grammar Goodies 5

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