Grammar Tips To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Smart
People will believe anything, especially when you’re a grammar machine.
In the grand scheme of things, whether you’re truly brainy or just bluffing doesn’t hold much water because genuinely smart folks can sniff out the imposters faster than a fart in a library. Now, this little piece isn’t for those brainiacs; it’s for those who want to sound smart.
Why, you ask? Because sounding smart can be even more critical than being smart — it’s like holding a golden ticket to Epstein’s admiration island, and folks desperate to seem intelligent will gladly throw their money your way.
I’m guessing you’re on friendly terms with cash, right?
So, here’s the scoop, my friend — a handful of fancy grammar tips that’ll make people think you’ve got the IQ of Einstein, even if you’re just cleverly regurgitating them like a well-trained parrot.
Let’s get one thing straight: You don’t need to sprinkle these all over your everyday writing like dollar bills at an all-ages drag show. But it sure helps to have these in your arsenal because correcting someone’s grammar is like waving a flag that screams, “Hey, look at me; I’m sharp Kamala Harris.”
Stative Verbs in the Continuous Form
Alright, strap in for this one — it’s got more twists and turns than a gay doctor on a rollercoaster. Some verbs are like those drama queens who can’t resist the spotlight. They’re called stative verbs, and they can prance around in the continuous form to talk about stuff happening right now.
For example, picture our buddy Fred, who, after a wild lunch with pals during the COVID lockdown, decided to sip on something that’d make a goat gag — his urine.
When you say, “Fred looks healthy,” you’re talking about his current state of not looking like a walking zombie. But, mark my words, he’ll turn into a mess soon enough, possibly a urine-drinking lunatic.
Now, some of these stative verbs can also dabble in temporary actions, like Fred peeking out his window after mailing an envelope of powder to a local politician: