DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 03-10-

1a. The fine painting was done on canvass. (No)

The fine painting was done on canvas. (Yes)

1b. This is the period politicians desperately canvas our votes. (No)

This is the period politicians desperately canvass our votes. (Yes)

(“Canvas” is a type of fabric that is tough and strong. To “canvass” is to try to get people’s support.)

2a. The is foregoing his political ambition based on certain principles. (No)

The is forgoing his political ambition based on certain principles. (Yes)

2b. The forgoing explanation shows that everyone needs grammar. (No)

The foregoing explanation shows that everyone needs grammar. (Yes)

(There is a difference between “forego” and “forgo”. What is “foregoing” is what has gone before now but what you are “forgoing” is what you are giving up or doing without.)

3a. The aeroplane is still in the hanger. (No)

The aeroplane is still in the hangar. (Yes)

3b. Dear, bring the suit on the hangar here, please. (No)

Dear, bring the suit on the hanger here, please. (Yes)

3c. The boy feels severe pains of hunger because he has not eaten anything since yesterday. (No)

The boy feels severe pangs of hunger because he has not eaten anything since yesterday. (Yes)

(“Hangar” means a large garage-like structure where aircraft, not aircrafts, are kept. “Hanger” means something by which an object is suspended or a person who hangs others. People feel “hunger pangs,” not “hunger pains.”)

Did You Know?

A “scissor” was originally a type of Roman gladiator thought to have been armed either with a pair of swords or blades, or with a single dual-bladed dagger.

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