MY MOMENT TO CELEBRATE
This blog entry is the first entry of year 6 for Michael’s English Usage.
I have presented 1,435 posts over that time and they are all archived on the site.
Close to 1,000 words have been posted over the years and since there are over 800,000 available in the English language, I do not think I will run out very soon.
Every Wednesday since March 26, 2008, I have tried to present a quote or saying that reflects a positive aspect of life. I am not trying to convert anyone; I am not preaching; I merely try to make people think a little bit about what makes life so wonderful.
I have no intention of quitting. I am proud to have kept it going for so long and am pleased with the positive reaction I have had from those who have read the entries. Thank you for being so encouraging.
I like to think that I have had an effect on the professional writers whom I have cited over the years for sloppy and incorrect composition because I have seen an improvement in some of their presentations. I remind them that I am not challenging their stories nor their philosophies; I merely challenge them to be correct in their editing and presentations.
Thank you for reading and, hopefully, using correct English.
Read the following and explain why it is confusing.
Fix the problem.
“Two women in the salon were rushed to hospital, including one in serious condition.”
National Briefs, Postmedia News, “Alcohol not factor in salon crash”, The Windsor Star, Monday, April 9, 2012.
“Macabre” is an interesting word for a couple reasons.
Explain the correct pronunciation of “macabre”?
HINT: remember that the word is French in derivation.
Create a sentence using “macabre”.
The word for today is “minute”.
What part of speech is “minute”? Your choice must be other than a noun.
What is the correct pronunciation of “minute”?
Define “minute” and use it in a sentence that shows its meaning.
Create a sentence using “minute”.