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Note 49 – Singular v Plural verb with coordinating conjunctions

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4. If you would prefer to dive straight into note 49, then please read on… What’s the number of the verb with coordinating conjunctions? Bernard C Lamb in his book The Queen’s English explains that if the … Continue reading

Note 38 – ‘To lay’ and ‘to lie’

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4.  If you would prefer to dive straight into note 38, then please read on… To lay and to lie I really like the way the The Pocket Writer’s Handbook by Martin Mander & Stephen Curtis (Penguin Reference … Continue reading

Note 30 – Interrupting subject and verb

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4.  If you would prefer to dive straight into note 30, then please read on… Interrupting subject and verb (or the flow of the main clause) According to William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White in The Elements of Style, “the … Continue reading

Note 25 – Split infinitives

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4.  If you would prefer to dive straight into note 25, then please read on… Split infinitives To recap on yesterday’s blog, ‘Note 24 – The infinitive of verbs’, I explained that the infinitive is not only written … Continue reading

Note 24 – The infinitive of verbs

For the background to my writing challenge, please read my first blog by clicking the following link – http://wp.me/p1x6Ui-4.  If you would prefer to dive straight into note 24, then please read on… The infinitive Having travelled to London for my course again today, I had longer on the train so was able to read up … Continue reading

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