10 Examples of the Passive Voice

A passive voice is a type of a clause or sentence in which an action (through verb), or an object of a sentence, is emphasized rather than its subject. Simply, the subject receives the action of the verb. The emphasis or focus is on the action, while the subject is not known or is less… Continue reading 10 Examples of the Passive Voice

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10 Examples of the Subjunctive

The subjunctive is a specific verb form. It usually expresses something that you wish for, or a hypothetical rather than actual situation[.] It is also used to indicate that something is being suggested or demanded[.]”Lexico, “When to Use the Subjunctive” His wife demanded that he stop drinking if he wanted to save their marriage. Heaven forbid I have a drink or two… Continue reading 10 Examples of the Subjunctive

Stream of Consciousness at the Starbucks Overlooking Qurum Beach

  I am writing this blog post from a Starbucks patio overlooking the Qurum beach in Muscat, Oman—a sign warns not to swim in the ocean because the water is turbulent, cranes stand in the shallows waiting for something edible to pass underfoot, a couple fishing boats are in the distance trying to net the morning catch,… Continue reading Stream of Consciousness at the Starbucks Overlooking Qurum Beach