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Adrian J. Smith is a writer and editor who has a not-so-secret love of grammar. Adrian will be leading daily writing sprints this November for National Novel Writing Month, and is always happy to provide useful ways to understand and remember some of those pesky grammar and writing rules that can trip us up.
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Grammar Wednesday: Word Mix-Ups – Apart v A part
There is a massive issue when these two are mixed up, mainly because they mean the complete opposite.
She stood apart of the crowd.
She stood a part of the crowd.
Both have very different meanings. “A part” means together and with, while “apart” means separate and away from. Thus they are very different in how they are used.
The piece was a part of the whole.
Rusty was a part of her mom and a part of her dad.
Rusty was apart from Seeley for the better part of a week during a move.
Adrian J. Smith has been writing nearly her entire life but publishing since 2013. With a focus on women loving women fiction, AJ jumps genres from action-packed police procedurals to the seedier life of vampires and witches to sweet romances with a May-December twist. She loves writing and reading about women in the midst of the ordinariness of life. Two of her novels, For by Grace and Memoir in the Making, received honorable mentions with the Rainbow Awards.
AJ currently lives in Cheyenne, WY, although she moves often and has lived all over the United States. She loves to travel to different countries and places. She currently plays the roles of author, wife, and mother to two rambunctious toddlers, occasional handy-woman. Connect with her on Facebook or on Twitter.