DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 26-09-

1a. Though he came late, he was confident enough to majestically walk in the class when the lecture was going on. (No)

Though he came late, he was confident enough to majestically walk into the class when the lecture was going on. (Yes)

1b. The boy put the book into the library yesterday. (No)

The boy put the book in the library yesterday. (Yes)

(“Into” expresses motion, usually used to indicate movement from outdoors to indoors. However, “in” is usually used when something is stationary.)

2a. It is good for to be discrete in their activities. (No)

It is good for to be discreet in their activities. (Yes)

2b. The teacher explained his point with five discreet examples. (No)

The teacher explained his point with five discrete examples. (No)

(“Discreet” means tactful or prudent self-restraint. “Discrete” means separate or distinct.)

3a. You should be rationale in relating with your wife. (No)

You should be rational in relating with your wife. (Yes)

2b. I don’t understand the rational behind the action you took. (No)

I don’t understand the rationale behind the action you took. (Yes)

(The adjective “rational” means having or exercising the ability to reason. The noun “rationale” means an explanation or basic reason.)

3a. Who’s mobile phone is this? (No)

Whose mobile phone is this? (Yes)

3b. Whose ready to join the winning team? (No)

Who’s ready to join the winning team? (Yes)

(“Whose” is the possesive form of “who.” “Who’s” is a contraction of “who is.”)

Did You Know?

The correct response to the Irish greeting, “Top of the morning to you” is “And the rest of the day to yourself.”

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