Rules – Rules – Rules # 2

Does anyone care about the Pennsylvania weather? Does it really matter what I have planned for the day? Nope. So how’s your weather? What’s your day look like? I’d like to hear about it?

That being said, let’s get on with it. My friend, Lori, suggested we continue to peek (see rule # 7) at some grammar rules – and so we shall. Here are seven more for you to think about.

  1. What is the difference between everyday and every day? Use everyday as an adjective and every day to mean each day.
  2. Fables/Parables/Allegories – Both fables and parables are allegories, the difference being fables feature animals while parables use humans to make their point.
  3. Is it heroes or heros? It depends. Do you want to use the plural form of hero (heroes) or are you talking about a fish (hero)?
  4. What is correct – into or in to? Into is a preposition used to express movement toward or into something (The caterpillar turned into a butterfly). In to is just in followed by the word to (They moved in to the housed).
  5. Is it it’s or its? It’s is a contraction for it is. Its is either a possessive pronoun or an adjective. When you can’t replace it with it is, it usually is its. How’s that for a mouthful?
  6. Leaped/Leapt/Lept – Leaped and leapt (leapt is the UK spelling) are both accepted as past tense for leap. Lept – well, it doesn’t exist. It’s a misspelling of leapt. Simple enough.
  7. Should I use peek or peak or pique? Peek means to look at something. Peak represents the highest point as in a mountain peak. Pique means to stimulate. Depending on what you want to say will determine which one you use.

Let me know how you make out with these. Maybe we’ll look at some more at another time. Until next week . . .



12 thoughts on “Rules – Rules – Rules # 2

  1. These are all good. I’ve always struggled with leaped and leaped so I am glad for the clarification.

    As to our weather, it is pushing 90 today. I don’t do well in the heat. I lose my appetite and get very nauseous so I will be staying inside. Living in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest, we have a lot of stunning scenery. I may take a little drive. God bless you Bill.

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