Hello and Happy Easy Grammar Tips Wednesday!
Adrian J. Smith is a writer and editor who has a not-so-secret love of grammar. She’s always happy to provide useful grammar tips to help writers understand and remember some of those pesky writing rules that can trip us up.
Let’s bring on this week’s grammar tip!
Grammar Wednesday: Word Mix-ups – Patience v Patients
These get mixed up a lot so let’s break them down.
Patients are people; they generally reside in a hospital but can be found in other places.
Patience is something that an individual has with someone or something else.
Now, it seems to be confusing because patient and patient are the spelled the same even though they have different meanings.
The patients at the hospital were patient when waiting for their doctors (yeah, right).
Her mother exerted the most amount of patience she had ever seen when she described what had happened to cause her brother’s black eye.
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.