DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 13-09-2018

1a. The farmer has cut the deceased branches from the tree. (No)

The farmer has cut the diseased branches from the tree. (Yes)

1b. The doctor condoled with the family of his diseased patient. (No)

The doctor condoled with the family of his deceased patient. (Yes)

(“Diseased” concerns ill-health; “deceased” concerns death.)

2a. The secretary says that he needs an envelop. (No)

The secretary says that he needs an envelope. (Yes)

2b. Our friend rejected the money simply because the accountant did not envelope it. (No)

Our friend rejected the money simply because the accountant did not envelop it. (Yes)

(“Envelope” is a noun; “envelop” is a verb.)

3a. Bola demands a new devise to complete the given task. (No)

Bola demands a new device to complete the given task. (Yes)

3b. Most politicians device strategies of defeating their opponents. (No)

Most politicians devise strategies of defeating their political opponents. (Yes)

(A “device” is a piece of mechanical or electronic appliance. To “devise” is to contrive, plot or plan.)

Did You Know?

Though 92% of countries have at least one official language, the US does not have one. In other words, English is not the official language of the US.

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