Caroline Taggart

  • Bagul Bazarovahas quoted2 years ago
    ‘80 per cent of married men cheat in America…’
    The rest cheat in Europe.
  • Bagul Bazarovahas quoted2 years ago
    Every name is called a NOUN,
    As field and fountain, street and town;
    In place of noun the PRONOUN stands
    As he and she can clap their hands;
    The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,
    As magic wand and bridal ring;
    The VERB means action, something done -
    To read, to write, to jump, to run;
    How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
    As quickly, slowly, badly, well;
    The PREPOSITION shows relation,
    As in the street, or at the station;
    CONJUNCTIONS join, in many ways,
    Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase;
    The INTERJECTION cries out, ‘Hark!
    I need an exclamation mark!’
    Through poetry, we learn how each
    of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.
  • Валентина Барашеваhas quoted2 years ago
    Pictures or meat are hung; criminals used to be hanged.
  • Aizere Malaisarovahas quoted2 years ago
    You may continually receive unwanted telephone calls from telesales people. However, if this were happening continuously, you would never be able to put the phone down.
  • Alinehas quotedlast year
    That blue dress really complements your eyes. That remark is, of course, a compliment, which That red dress really complements your eyes probably isnt.
  • Таксьhas quoted2 years ago
    put a mental bracket around ‘my husband and’. You wouldn’t dream of saying, ‘Thank you for inviting I’, would you? So you shouldn’t say, ‘Thank you for inviting my husband and I’ either
  • Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted6 months ago
    1762, an Oxford professor called Robert Lowth produced a prescriptive text titled A Short Introduction to English Grammar, a publication so influential that it dominated grammar teaching into the twentieth century
  • Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted6 months ago
    In these commonly confused noun/verb pairs, the noun has a c and the verb has an s.†7












  • Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted6 months ago
    Webster was an orderly-minded man who disapproved of a lot of the spelling that Johnson had recorded (indeed, he disapproved of a lot about Johnson, saying that he was ‘naturally indolent and seldom wrote until he was urged by want. Hence… he was compelled to prepare his manuscripts in haste.’).

    Webster’s dislike of words that weren’t pronounced the way they looked led him to decree that words such as centre and theatre should be spelled center and theater; he also dropped the silent u from words such as colour, favour and honour. In fact, Webster was single-handedly responsible for most of the differences between British and American spelling that survive to this day.
  • Alexandra Skitiovahas quoted6 months ago
    To abuse something means to treat it so badly that you damage it.

    To misuse something means to use it wrongly.

    To disabuse someone of something means to show them that their thinking is wrong.
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