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I can answer any questions on grammar and writing, creative writing, or literature. If you are doing it for your English or Language Arts class, I should be able to give you a hand. I can also help with poetry analysis.

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I have taught 8th, 9th, and 10th grade English and Literature, and Communications. And, oddly, 7th grade Math! I am presently a school librarian.

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BA in Secondary Education BA in English MFA in Creative Writing


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Recent Answers from Debra Duenas

2016-01-06 diagramming a simile, picking parts of speech:

Oh my, that one is complicated!  I really dislike diagramming and don't make my kids do it!    I am not really sure how to diagram this sentence and will need to go do this as my homework also.    Sorry

2015-10-25 REQUEST OF EXPLANATIONS ABOUT AMERICAN ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES:

In your first example the key term you are looking at is assisted-living home.  Assisted and living must be kept together.  This is an elderly care situation where the older people are helped to care for

2013-11-29 A language usage question:

If someone said the situation was technology-exacerbated it would mean that the situation was complicated or made worse somehow by the technology.  It does not mean the technology was harmed in some way

2013-11-27 Diagramming Sentences:

I really dislike sentence diagramming.  I never make my students do this!  I am not all that good at it myself!  However, I can tell you why you are having difficulty with these and give you a push in

2013-07-24 Dialogue Writing:

I don't know if its okay to be informal.  You need to ask your teacher.    When writing dialogue, you should write the way people really talk.  I like it when my students use their imagination and create

 

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