Style Guide

Non-finite verbs

June 15, 2010

Read the following sentences: John thinks that he is a great artist. I wish to learn English. In sentence 1, the verb thinks has a subject. Its form is determined by the number and person of its subject, namely John. Verbs which are thus limited by number and person of their subject are called finite […]

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Correct Use of Personal Pronouns

June 10, 2010

A personal pronoun must be of the same number, gender and person as the noun  it stands for. John is a good boy. He loves and respects his parents and teachers. (Here the pronoun he is of the same number, gender and person as the noun John.) Alice is my sister. She lives abroad. (Here […]

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Personal pronouns

June 8, 2010

I, we, you, he, she, they and it are called personal pronouns because they stand for the three persons: the person speaking the person spoken to the person spoken of The pronouns I and we, which refer to the person or persons speaking are said to be the personal pronouns of the first person. I […]

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When to spell out numbers

May 29, 2010

Many writers have difficulty figuring out when to write numbers in words or figures. There are some general rules but these are not applicable in all contexts. The following guidelines should, nevertheless, help. The numbers of Kings and Queens should be written in Roman characters. Examples: Elizabeth II, Louis XIV Ordinal numbers up to twelfth […]

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