DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 19-09-2018

1a. We need five copies of your resume. (No)

We need five copies of your résumé. (Yes)

1b. Your appointment takes effect as soon as you résumé. (No)

Your appointment takes effect as soon as you resume. (Yes)

(“Résumé” is a noun meaning a summary or summation; “resume” is a verb meaning to begin or start again after an interruption.)

2a. Ade, Bade and Gade want to drink Coke, Fanta and Maltina respectfully. (No)

Ade, Bade and Gade want to drink Coke, Fanta and Maltina respectively. (Yes)

2b. It is my pleasure to respectively invite the chairman to the podium. (No)

It is my pleasure to respectfully invite the chairman to the podium. (Yes)

(“Respectively” means each in the given order. “Respectfully” means courteously or politely.)

3a. I submitted a proposition for the Director-General’s consideration. (No)

I submitted a proposal for the Director-General’s consideration. (Yes)

3b. No matter how long we discuss the issue, my proposal remains the same. (No)

No matter how long we discuss the issue, my proposition remains the same. (Yes)

(A “proposal” is made for acceptance or rejection. A “proposition” is an assertion or something offered for discussion.)

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