Most uncommon singular word

Most Uncommon (or weird) Singular Words in English⁣ ⁣ There are many words in English that are often used only in the plural form. Speakers often make the mistake of using the plural grammatical form when they should actually use the singular. Here are words that are quite common in the plural but unusual in the singular with examples of how to use them:⁣ ⁣ Data – The singular is datum.⁣ Eg: The data show that the drug effectively lowers cholesterol.⁣ ⁣ Criteria – The singular is criterion.⁣ Eg: The most important criteria for college admissions committees are GPA, SAT score and involvement in extracurricular activities.⁣ ⁣ Media -The singular… Read More

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Abbreviation

Abbreviation is a short form of a word or phrase. ⁣ ⁣ Commonly, there are four main types of abbreviation, and the way that we write, punctuate and pronounce any abbreviation depends largely on its type:⁣ ⁣ Shortening is an abbreviation where the end of the full word has been cut off. ⁣ Corp. = Corporation⁣ app = application⁣ bike = bicycle⁣ ⁣ Contraction is an abbreviation where a bit of the full word has been cut out from inside. ⁣ govt = government⁣ ft = foot, feet⁣ let’s = let us⁣ ⁣ Initialism is an abbreviation made from the initial (first) letters of a group of words (and pronounced… Read More

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Un-educated

An uneducated boy with his educated friend went on a camping trip. They set-up their tent and fell asleep. Some hours later, the boy woke up his friend. The Boy, “Look up to the sky and tell me what you see” Friend, “I see millions of stars” The Boy, “And what does that tell you?” Friend, “Astronomically, it tells that there are millions of galaxies and planets. The stars shine themselves like the sun. In this bright sky, the stars appear clearly. The boy pinched the friend hard and said “Oh smart guy, someone has stolen our tent” MORAL: Too much education can spoil our common sense. So, this is… Read More

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Hope and Wish

simple grammar⁣ ⁣ Hope or Wish ⁣ ⁣ Hope – to want something (possible) to happen in the future.⁣ [Subject] + hope + [object] + [future tense verb phrase]⁣ ⁣ Examples:⁣ I hope I win the race. ⁣ (I think it is possible for me to win)⁣ He hopes it doesn’t rain tomorrow. ⁣ (He thinks good weather is possible)⁣ She hopes the movie is good. ⁣ (She thinks it’s possible for the movie to be good)⁣ ⁣ Wish – to want something (impossible/unlikely) to happen in the past, present, or future.⁣ [Subject] + wish + [object] + [past tense verb phrase]⁣ ⁣ Examples:⁣ I wish I had a new… Read More

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