Month: January 2011

Blog Prompt #2

Review the draft you will use for your second analysis and note your use of conjunctive adverbs and conjunctions. Consider how the draft would be different if you structured the sentences with conjunctions as two sentences with a conjunctive adverb…

Research Day Proposal

Here is the anouncement and request for proposals for the 2011 USCA Research Day. I encourage everyone to consider submitting their project for Rhetorical Grammar. This is a call for proposals for poster and oral presentations for Research Day 2011,…

Blog Pompt #1

For your first blog prompt, consider William Warner’s paragraph presented in the “For Group Discussion” section on page 35 and answer the questions on page 35 and 36. It may also be worth considering the sentence patterns included in the…

Sentence Patterns

The following little presentation introduces seven basic sentence patterns. Some sentence patterns are based on the verb (the be verb, the linking verb, the transitive or intransitive verb, etc.) and others are based on the noun phrases found in the…

Words and Phrases

As we begin our adventure deep within the bowels of the English language, we will engage in a little review of the basic words we use. Here are a couple things to tuck away in the back of your mind…

Some Site Updates

I updated the web site with some nifty widgets, Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Day and Grammar Girl, and rss feeds in the right sidebar. Enjoy.

Sentence Analysis Chart

Out of the goodness of my heart, I copied the chart from page 77 of the textbook and created a link to that chart in the “Handouts” section of the right sidebar. You can remember me in your will.

Welcome to Grammar Time!

Welcome to “Grammar Time,” the web site in support of English 250–Rhetorical Grammar at USC Aiken. As you can see, the site is a mere shell of what it will soon become. Stay tuned as the updates come fast and…