Is there a grammar rule that applies to and as long as ? so long as
Which of these do you consider correct?
“He can join us
as long as he brings a gift to exchange.”
“He can join us so long as he brings a gift to exchange.”
as long as or so long as to imply something conditional — He can join us if he brings a gift to exchange — both are correct.
But the three-word phrases are not interchangeable in all constructions. Here are five ways to use
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If is defined as being or amounting to a single unit, how can the plural form one be a valid word? ones
when appropriately used as a personal pronoun referring to an individual or people in general: one
One never knows how much good comes from a kind deed.
One should not drink and drive.
also has a possessive form: One
One’s home is one’s castle.
One’s health is more important than one’s wealth.
Yet enwiktionary.org defines
as the plural of one. ones
in a number of online news reports, and I’m puzzled — and discouraged — by its use. Here are examples and my suggestions for rewrites: ones Continue Like it? Share it!
A new academic year begins soon. As students of all ages head back to school, many will work on developing or fine-tuning their writing skills.
Different teachers will have different expectations — and different grammar rules. Some will claim that you shouldn’t start a sentence with
And, But or So.
Is that a valid edict? It depends.
And, but and so serve as conjunctions; they’re joiners.
As such, they can be the perfect transition between one thought and another when your writing has an informal tone.
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You know as well as I do that English can be an odd — and challenging — language. You’ve probably seen lists of “ weird English“: words whose meanings are convoluted from what we might expect:
We take English for granted. But if we export its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and guinea pigs are neither from Guinea nor are they pigs.
And why is it that writers write, but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce, and hammers don’t ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, two geese. So one moose, two meese? Is cheese the plural of choose?
One mouse, two mice. One louse, two lice. One house, two hice? Continue Like it? Share it!
You’d have a hard time finding a news report these days that doesn’t include the word . politics and Ethics often aren’t far behind. optics
But which is correct:
are in the news every day.
is in the news every day.
Here’s how you determine whether to use the singular verb
or the plural form is with are politics and other ics words. Continue Like it? Share it!