CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

14/3/2019 路 1 min read 路 ~10 路 6
Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

13/3/2019 路 1 min read 路 ~10
To Lifestyle and 7 more
Death of Distance between Opposites

Death of Distance between Opposites

One idea that struck my mind while drafting a buzz is the idea of this buzz. It is the death of distance not between countries, people and events, but also between opposites. I give two examples that resulted in the blending of opposites to form...

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 馃悵 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Jerry Fletcher- It is acceptable because it is used. In Arabic we have some combination specially in words derived from science and technology.

17/3/2019
Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Dr. Ali, I'm at odds because I don't speak or write in other languages but my perception is that this combining of words both from English and other languages is one of the peculiarities of English speakers. I believe it is characteristic of what has become the lingua-Franca of this century. Is this behavior even acceptable in other languages?

17/3/2019
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

28/8/2018 路 1 min read 路 ~10 路 6
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

27/8/2018 路 1 min read 路 ~10
A Short American Grammar Reminder

A Short American Grammar Reminder

Using apostrophes in contractionsIn English, anyway, we create contractions when we join two words and then leave one or more letters out of the final word, right?For instance, have not = haven't, did not = didn't, could have = could've, I will =...

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

What the heck, Phil Friedman? That's funny! Thanks so much!

29/8/2018
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

I have written several on that, Phil Friedman, and I can easily crank out another one for our buddy, Randall Burns ... ;-)

29/8/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

10/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 4
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

10/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10
American Grammar Checkup: Four+ Odd Punctuation Rules

American Grammar Checkup: Four+ Odd Punctuation Rules

I am certain every language has its own ways that might not make absolute sense in terms of spelling, usage, or punctuation. Heaven knows American English does!So, for your edification (how鈥檚 that for a big word?), here are a few punctuation rules...

Gregg Jaclin

Gregg Jaclin

Great piece. Thanks for sharing!

11/12/2018
Tausif Mundrawala

Tausif Mundrawala

Who would wish to miss a grammar jewel like this one? Thanks for the gift in form of a booklet.

Am privileged to be connected with you, Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

11/12/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

4/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 4
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

3/12/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10
American Grammar Checkup: Do you see (or hear) what I do?

American Grammar Checkup: Do you see (or hear) what I do?

Where do you get your ideas for articles? Do you see something, hear something, or react to something that stops you in your tracks? Something you could teach to others?If you鈥檙e a musical artist, you probably occasionally hear riffs / chords /...

Nick Mlatchkov

Nick Mlatchkov

'in the Sunday Times they have for the TV and Radio section a You Say'
What's the general opinion about the current state of TV in there?

7/12/2018
John Rylance

John Rylance

I always enjoy your posts.
I thought I would share this you and others.
In the Sunday Times they have for the TV and Radio section a You Say where listeners voice their opinions on various things. Someone had commented as it should be a couple is or a couple are.
It resulted in these three responses listed one after the other.
A couple is a singular noun and therefore is conjugated with "is"
Catherine Miller. 

To draw a line under this argument. Couple is a collective noun and treated as plural. Therefore "are" is the correct term.  Gerry Banyard

Couple as a collective noun can be either singular or plural, depending on context. "The new couple are arguing " and "Only one couple is left"  are both correct.
Dale Samson
I think that covers all bases. 

4/12/2018
CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

CityVP 馃悵 Manjit

30/11/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 3
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

26/11/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10
To Teachers and 4 more
American Grammar Checkup: Subject/Verb Agreement

American Grammar Checkup: Subject/Verb Agreement

It's been quite a while since I last offered you a quiz, so ...I hope you knock this one off in a couple of minutes (there are only 5 questions) and know why you chose your answer. It's such a simple concept, but sometimes writers move too fast or...

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
27/11/2018
Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

Susan 馃悵 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess

and were a revelation to me years ago, Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! I had NEVER known that rule. Never. Had no idea, so I doubt I ever wrote a sentence along those lines. And it's one of the few that actually make sense, at least to me. Thanks for your continued support of my efforts here and other platforms; I really appreciate your taking the time to read, comment, and share!

27/11/2018

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