MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
Words like “barely”, “hardly” and “scarcely” have a negative sense and should not be used with another negative.
“He couldn’t hardly speak.” (WRONG)
“He could hardly speak.” (CORRECT)
It is incredible that not one person in the entire chain of publishing an article noticed the error below; either they are not doing their jobs or they are just plain ignorant of the rules of their profession.
Newspaper writers and editors should hang their heads over this disgusting piece of non-journalism.
Find, identify and correct the error in the following piece.
“The right-handed Jepsen spiked the ball directly to the ground to her left. When she realized where the ball had went, she covered her face, laughed and raised her hands in mock pride.”
Roll Call, “Call it a ball, maybe?” The Windsor Star, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
The word for today is “concomitant”.
What part of speech is “concomitant”?
What other parts of speech can be made from “concomitant”?
Define “concomitant” and use it in a sentence.