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All Right?

Yes it is all right to be as excited as your kids when you take them to a theme park, but ‘alright’ is NOT all right!!! Advertisements

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I can see the problem here…

It’s clearly an American lift (okay – elevator)                                     In England the last line would, of course, be ‘Groundth Floor’. (Courtesy Analytical Grammar.)

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The Punctuation Pedant

To provide a bit of glamour and excitement for my readers, I thought I would examine the wonderful world of the parenthetical clause in today’s posting. I was reading an article in my newspaper yesterday which unwittingly provides an example … Continue reading

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Spot the Deliberate Mistake

It’s quiz time boys and girls! I came across the setence below in a football magazine – what’s wrong with it? Turn your computer screen upside down to read the answer at the bottom. Thinking about it, that might cause … Continue reading

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People should learn to talk proper

There was an article on my local newspaper’s website the other day about the big increase in hospital spending on interpreters, largely because of the recent influx of eastern Europeans. This was one of the readers’ comments beneath it: Its … Continue reading

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A Challenge!

I came across this punctuation/grammar quiz on the BBC News website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22512744 I expect my band of well-trained, knowledgeable followers to score at least seven or eight! (I must admit I only got question 8 right because of a lucky … Continue reading

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The Universe and Everything

There is an advert currently doing the TV rounds which talks about someone accessing an ‘alternate universe’. This might suffice for America where it’s common currency, but those of us here who wish to guard the mother tongue should rise … Continue reading

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