21st Century Grammar Handbook by Princeton Language Institute

By Princeton Language Institute

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Only careful rereading and revising will catch and correct these errors. Note that many nouns that end in “S” are plural, but not all. “People” is a plural word. There are also many singular words that end in “s”: “electronics,” “physics,” “mattress,” and so on. ” TITLES OR WORDS AS SUBJECT. ” INVERTED SUBJECTS. One way to enliven sentences is to change the expected order of words by putting the verb first—to invert the sentence. ” It is tempting and a common mistake to begin all such sentences with the singular verb, although the following subject is often plural.

Along. ” A lot. ” Alphabet. See individual languages for their alphabets and how to alphabetize words in them. See also alphabetization. Alphabetization. Two systems exist for putting words into alphabetical order, and both of them are correct. Choose the one that is commonly used by your audience or that you find better suits your purposes. Word-by-word alphabetizing arranges lists of words by letter order until a space is reached in a compound word, at which point it arranges all words that begin with the first word of the compound by the order of the word that follows, and then moves on to the next word, compound or not.

See also adjective. All together, altogether. Don’t confuse “all together”—everyone or everything assembled or at the same time (“the giraffes were all together”)—with the adverb “altogether”—completely or totally (“the giraffes were altogether edgy”). Allude, elude. Although these words sound about the same (near-homonyms) they mean different things. “Allude” means to refer to or note in passing. “Elude” means to evade or escape. Allusion, illusion. These near-homonyms (sound a likes) differ in sense.

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