RULE OF THE DAY
Often people do not know or pay attention to the rules that govern writing and correct speech. In an attempt to remedy this problem, I will present a section called RULE OF THE DAY. At first, I expect to highlight the most commonly abused rules and will attempt to explain them in the usual Socratic format of challenging readers to create the answers.
I encourage everyone to offer suggestions for this section and I hope it will be useful to all.
RULE OF THE DAY # 1
There are three basic tenses for a verb. What are they?
Identify the three basic tenses using the verbs “to sing” and “to be”.
Explain the correct use of “-wise” as a suffix.
Give examples to demonstrate your understanding of “-wise” as a suffix. This assumes a knowledge of the term “suffix”. If you do not know the word, do some research.
The word for today is “novitiate“.
What part of speech is “novitiate“?
Define “novitiate” and use it in a sentence.
What is the root of “novitiate“?