Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

Which of these sentences using the words criteria, media, or memoranda are correct? We will use several criterias in selecting our new office manager. Our most important criteria for an office manager is organizational skill. Before I interview applicants, I tell them...
Drug or Dragged?

Drug or Dragged?

Before we begin, let’s see what you already know. Can you tell which sentences correctly use drug and dragged? She dragged me to the doctor last week because I had been sick for such a long time. Until she was four years old, my daughter drug her blanket behind...
Loan or Lend?

Loan or Lend?

Can you identify the correct use of loan or lend? We went to the bank to ask the manager to loan us $500,000. Sharon agreed to lend me a hand next weekend as I pack to move. If people want to remain friends, they should avoid loaning one another money. If you thought...
Bi and Semi as Prefixes

Bi and Semi as Prefixes

If you receive a paycheck on the fifteenth and thirtieth of each month, are you paid bimonthly or semimonthly? If a newspaper is published every two weeks, it is a biweekly or a bimonthly publication? The answer is not simple. If we check Webster’s for definitions of...
When Sentences Start with HERE or THERE

When Sentences Start with HERE or THERE

When sentences start with either here or there, creating a situation in which the verb and the subject are reversed and making it easy for writers to use singular verbs when they need plural ones (or vice versa). Can you spot any problems in these sentences? There’s...
Criteria, Media, and Memorandums

Choosing between ANXIOUS and EAGER

Each of the following sentences offers a choice between anxious and eager. Which is the more accurate choice in each case? Our children are (anxious / eager) to go to Disney World, but my husband and I are (anxious / eager) about the cost of the trip. Since we had...