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The Heading
The Heading has three parts, viz., the name of the place, the...

Eatate
Don't confound the two. Eat is present, ate is past. "I eat t...

The Pronouns
Very many mistakes occur in the use of the pronouns. "Let you...

M.
Sing. Plural. ...

English Language
The English language is the tongue now current in Engla...

A Or An
A becomes an before a vowel or before h mute for the sake of ...

Letter Writing
Many people seem to regard letter-writing as a very sim...

The Parts Of Speech
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ELLIPSIS




Common Stumbling Blocks - Peculiar Constructions - Misused Forms.

Errors in ellipsis occur chiefly with prepositions.

His objection and condoning of the boy's course, seemed to say the least,
paradoxical.

(The preposition to should come after objection.)

Many men of brilliant parts are crushed by force of circumstances and
their genius forever lost to the world.

(Some maintain that the missing verb after genius is are, but such
is ungrammatical. In such cases the right verb should be always
expressed: as--their genius is forever lost to the world.)





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