Daily Grammar

Daily Grammar – Week 10

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 03-05-2018 1a. He wanted to know the book I am reading. (No) He wanted to know the book I was reading (Yes). (Usually, if a part or clause of a sentence is in a tense, the other pa... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 9

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 26-04-2018 1. He looks happily today. (No) He looks happy today. (Yes) (The verbs, "feel", "seem", "look", "taste", "sound", "appear", "smell", etc. attract predicative adjectives,... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 8

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 19-04-2018 1. The wristwatch was made from gold. (No) The wristwatch was made of gold. (Yes) (The preposition used to introduce the material something is made of is "of". However, ... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 7

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 12-04-2018 1. This room requires more lightening. (No) This room requires more lightning. (No) This room requires more lighting. (Yes) ("Lighting" is the system or arrangement o... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 6

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 05-04-2018 1. Enter into the room and drop the bag there. (No) Enter the room and drop the bag there. (Yes) (To "enter" is to "go into a place"; it doesn't attract a preposition. T... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 5

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 29-03-2018 1. This shirt does not size me, give me another one. (No) This shirt does not fit me, give me another one. (Yes) This shirt is not my size, give me another one. (Yes) ... Read More...
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Daily Grammar – Week 4

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 22-03-2018 1a. The abducted girls have being released. (No) The abducted girls have been released. (Yes) 1b. The case is been investigated by the police. (No) The case is being ... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 3

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 15-03-2018 1. Our Association appeals to her members to support the new project. (No) Our Association appeals to its members to support the new project. (Yes) (The pronoun, "her", ... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 2

DAILY GRAMMAR (DG) 08-03-2018 It is nice to see you again! You are welcomed. (No) It is nice to see you again! You are welcome. (Yes) ("Welcome" is both an adjective and a verb. In the example above,... Read More...

Daily Grammar – Week 1

LET'S MARCH FORWARD Daily Grammar (DG) I don't like the behaviours of our young ones these days. (No) I don't like the behaviour of our young ones these days. (Yes) (You don't pluralise behaviour ... Read More...