MICHAEL’S RULES OF CORRECT ENGLISH USAGE
“Between” is a preposition used with two people or things.
Never use “to” with “between”.
We shuttled between Windsor to Toronto. (INCORRECT)
We shuttled between Windsor and Toronto. (CORRECT)
“Among” is a preposition used when discussing or three or more people or things.
“She had to choose among licorice, cherry, and lime.”
The errors in the examples below are not earth-shattering but they are still errors.
Find, identify and correct the errors.
“It’s still a bit of a reach, but Windsor could be looking at its sixth straight property tax freeze again in 2014. Which would be great for taxpayers.”
Chris Vander Doelen, “Tax freeze doable”, The Windsor Star, Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
“ ‘We are players now on the world stage,’ he continued. ‘It’s better than the alternative: Nobody coming to your city.’ ”
Dalson Chen, “CARHA hockey revenue ‘overestimated’ ”, The Windsor Star, Thursday, October 8, 2013.
The word for today is “sententiousness”.
What part of speech is “sententiousness”?
Define “sententiousness” and use it in a sentence that demonstrates its meaning.