Designed to aid unravel most typical English language difficulties and queries, this booklet has an obtainable reference structure with examples and reasons of blunders relating to sentence development, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
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Is THINE. is HERS. is HIS. is ITS. that's OURS. that's YOURS. that's THEIRS. possessor chance attainable (not -able) attainable or possible? attainable = might take place possible = in all likelihood to take place 163 POTATO potato (singular) potatoes (plural) See PLURALS (iv). functional or potential? a realistic individual is person who is nice at doing and making issues. a pragmatic recommendation is a smart, reasonable person who is probably going to be successful. A possible advice is in basic terms one who will paintings. The note 'practicable' capacity 'able to be positioned into practice'. It doesn't hold the entire extra meanings of 'practical'. perform or guidance? Use those exemplar sentences as a advisor: perform makes ideal. An hour's perform on a daily basis will yield returns. The younger health care professional has equipped up a hectic perform. within the examples above, 'practice' is a noun. you might want to instruction on a daily basis. coaching now! In those examples, 'practise' is a verb. precede or continue? PRECEDE = to head in entrance of continue = to hold on, particularly after having stopped want most popular, who prefer, choice See including ENDINGS (iv). prehaps mistaken spelling. See maybe. prejudice (not predjudice) 164 PRESENT training prepositions Prepositions are small phrases like 'by', 'with', 'for', 'to', that are put sooner than nouns and pronouns to teach how they hook up with different phrases within the sentence: They gave the vegetation TO their mom. permit him sit down close to you. difficulties can come up with prepositions. (i) Take care to decide on the proper preposition. an exceptional dictionary might help you: conform to protest at poor in unaware of just like, etc. (ii) do not take too heavily the oft-repeated recommendation to not finish a sentence with a preposition. Use your discretion, and observe your sentence but it sounds top to you. Do you wish the 1st or the second one sentence the following? (a) WITH whom are you? (b) who're you WITH? Which do you wish right here? (c) She's a political candidate FOR whom i've got loads of admire. (d) She's a political candidate i've got loads of appreciate FOR. current (not -ant) one hundred sixty five PRESUME presume See think OR PRESUME?. priest See EI/IE SPELLING RULE. primitive (not -mat-) vital or precept? Use those exemplar sentences as a advisor: Rebuilding the college is their vital objective. (= leader) The crucial introduced the implications. (= leader instructor) His tenet was once to pass judgement on nobody rapidly. (= ethical rule) privilege (not privelege or priviledge) possible See attainable OR PROBABLE?. most likely (not propably) approach (not proceedure) continue See PRECEDE OR PROCEED?. proclaim proclamation (not -claim-) career (not -ff-) expert 166 PROPHECY OR PROPHESY? professor revenue profited, profiting See including ENDINGS (iv). analysis See prognosis OR PROGNOSIS?. diagnosis (singular) prognoses (plural) See overseas PLURALS. application or programme? Use software while relating a working laptop or computer software. Use PROGRAMME on all different events. widespread (not -ant) pronounceable (not pronouncable) See tender c AND tender G. pronouns See I/ME/MYSELF. See WHO/WHOM.