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What is a noun phrase?

Noun phrases are a key element of English grammar, helping to give more information about the noun in a sentence and jazzing up the language. Comma Chameleon unpicks the humble noun phrase for EAL learners and homeschooling parents…

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What is an adverbial phrase?

Trying to get your head around adverbial phrases? We’ve got you…

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What is a fronted adverbial?

What is a fronted adverbial? It’s a question parents up and down the country have been asking themselves in recent…

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Historic or historical?

The difference between ‘historic’ and ‘historical’ is more significant than you might imagine. These are not two different ways of…

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The decline of degree adverbs

The degree adverb is a powerful grammatical element, adding emphasis to some phrases and lessening the impact of others. It helps us communicate our thoughts more fully, hammering home our intentions, thoughts and feelings. So why is it falling out of favour? Comma Chameleon laments the decline of a linguistic frill, and delves into the mechanics of the grading adverb…

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Looks like… Sounds like…

What’s the difference between a homophone, a homonym and a homograph? Let Comma Chameleon explain…

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The language of a pandemic

Our everyday language has become almost unrecognisable amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And with mixed and unclear messaging, it’s tricky to get a hold on what’s actually being said. Comma Chameleon looks at a new language frontier…

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