CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • “Bring” and “Take”

    Can you tell which of the following sentences use “bring” incorrectly? When you go to the meeting next Friday, please bring your department’s current budget...

    Anonymous

    20 August 2016

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  • Using the Verb Include to Preface a List

    Consider the following sentences, both of which use the verb include. Are they logical and clear? Committee meetings will focus on the four central components...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 July 2016

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  • Less or Fewer

    Which of the following sentences are correct? Less people attended this morning’s meeting than we had expected. The committee’s report contains less pages than the...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 July 2016

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  • Here and There

    Can you spot any problems in these sentences? There’s many causes of school violence. Here is the sales report, the market analysis, and the strategic...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 May 2016

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  • Anxious and Eager

    The following sentences offer two choices, one using anxious and another using eager. Which is correct in each case? Our children are (anxious / eager)...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 May 2016

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