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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"Yes. To which the appropriate response would be, "see you and Steve do what?""
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Maria Murnane commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"What drives me NUTS is when people say things like "Would you like to come over to see Steve and I?" Now THAT is everywhere!"
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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"PS I should tell you, though, I accepted the invitation anyway and had a fine time :)"
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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"Actually, I guess there's nothing wrong with that. It was..."me and Steve would like to have you over..." Now, that grates! lol!"
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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"I totally get it. How about, "I and Steve would like to have you over for dinner?""
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Maria Murnane commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"I hear "had WENT' from educated people all the time--to me it's as grating as when people say things like "Myself and the team are having a meeting." UGH"
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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"A friend texted me last week, "we have drank the Koolaid." I was going to let it pass, but a second later, she texted, "have drunk?" I think when it comes to drink/drank/drunk there is understandable confusion. But I'd hope…"
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Maria Murnane commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
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Suzanne Arthur commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"This kind of thing drives me nuts. But I now live in a part of the country where you hear things like, "she married herself a Canadian," so I just sigh and get on with my business..."
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Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT

The other day my mom, from whom I inherited my attention to grammar, sent me an email with a subject line that said "THIS CAN'T POSSIBLY BE RIGHT, RIGHT?" I clicked to open the attachment, which was a photograph of a newspaper article about a sports team. The article said that "the team had sort of went down the drain over the season." Wow. I can't believe grammar that bad made it to publication in a major newspaper, but that's another story. …See More
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Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT

The other day my mom, from whom I inherited my attention to grammar, sent me an email with a subject line that said "THIS CAN'T POSSIBLY BE RIGHT, RIGHT?" I clicked to open the attachment, which was a photograph of a newspaper article about a sports team. The article said that "the team had sort of went down the drain over the season." Wow. I can't believe grammar that bad made it to publication in a major newspaper, but that's another story. …See More
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

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Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 1:12pm 9 Comments

The other day my mom, from whom I inherited my attention to grammar, sent me an email with a subject line that said "THIS CAN'T POSSIBLY BE RIGHT, RIGHT?" 

I clicked to open the attachment, which was a photograph of a newspaper article about a sports team. The article said that "the team had sort of went down the drain over the season." Wow. I can't believe grammar that bad made it to publication in a major newspaper, but that's another story. …

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Why Grammar Matters

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 8:06am 0 Comments

I recently began watching "The Wire" (yes, I realize I'm 12 years late), and I love it! So far it has lived up to the hype. It also gave me a good idea for this blog post. In one of the early episodes, one of the main characters (a police officer) spends a lot of time preparing a report about possible criminal activity at a housing project in Baltimore, and then presents it to a judge in hopes of gaining authorization for a wiretap. In this particular scene, we see the police officer sitting…

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Use a Blogroll to Promote Your Work

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 8:40am 3 Comments

My friend and fellow author Karen McQuestion recently invited me to participate in a blogroll. My first reaction was "What is a blogroll?" But once I learned the answer, I quickly agreed to participate, because I knew it was a good opportunity to get potential readers to come to my website and …

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A quick lesson on hyphens

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 1:22pm 2 Comments

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. (What a pretty house! She is tall!)

 

Adverbs modify verbs (She types quickly), adjectives (She is extremely tall) or other adverbs (Please type more quickly).

 

I realize this…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

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Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

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