Have a look at some of the materials I've been developing in this time!
Welcome to my "ClickFix" zone! There, you will find important tips for improving your grammar and style.
Here you will find some PDF "cheat sheets" to help you through the strange idioms and odd accents you encounter in a few good movies.
Are you a parent? Remember when the kid was born, how hard it was to
pick a name? The same grief haunts those of us writing cloze tests or
sample sentences for analysis. It's boring and frustrating to find
oneself endlessly resorting to the same old "Dick 'n' Jane Whitebread"
names for the mythic characters in your sample sentences.|
Here's a document which, besides showing the transcultural linkages of common English names to their counterparts (progenitors?) elsewhere in the world, is a wonderful source of handy names for sentence composition. How about "Hans"?:
Remember the good old days when Men in smothering overcoats sat in
dark offices drinking their breakfasts, and Dames were brazen hussies?
Well, here's a paper I wrote for Dr. Estaban Egea at UT-D about
so-called Participial Adjectives.
Hint: They're about as exciting as rotgut-flavored library paste.
Seriously, though. Participial Adjectives gave me a little bit
of grief in second-level ESL Grammar at Collin County Community College (in
Plano, Texas). A glance at the main thesis of this paper—that
these forms are not as straightforward as one might at first
think—could do you some good. You can ignore the part about