English Matters

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  1. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    If you like word games, check out: Wordle - A daily word game. It is a simple little word game that has become quite the viral phenomenon. You get six tries to guess the word of the day. My husband got me hooked on it and now the first question we ask each other every morning is did you get it yet? I think it's the simplicity and scarcity (only one word a day) that work to make it so appealing. My average hovers between 3-4 tries per word.
     
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    Should neither of be followed by is or are? Can someone pls clarify
     
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    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    Grammar says the use of
    "Is" or "are" after neither is contextual.
    • Informal: Neither of us is/are correct.
      Formal: Neither of us is correct.
    • Informal: Neither of them is/are wrong.
      Formal: Neither of them is wrong.
    • Informal: Neither of the students knows/know the answer.
      Formal: Neither of the students knows the answer.thanks to google.
     
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    I too got this from Google sir. But different sites say different things. Thought would get some inputs from IL ites
     
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  5. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    ENGLISH
    SHE IS BEAUTIFUL
    coquettish
    But
    Why?
    Because she has borrowed non-stop words left, Right & centre from her pals like Greek & Latin & from many other languages including oriental like Tamil.


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    srisaranya Senior IL'ite

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    I run a YouTube channel for Spoken English. I have started making videos with grammar tests and vocabulary quizzes - https://youtube.com/c/EnglishGalatta
    Can you take a minute to try out my tests and share your feedback?
    Suggestions are highly appreciated.
     
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    Do you read all letters of a word or words in a text?
     

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