Reply Brown is the new black I interviewed Nigella a while back. And as I pondered on what I would cook for a post Yom Kippur feast some of you will spot the deliberate errors on Saturday night, I remembered a particularly gorgeous brown dish from her book Feast. Now in proper Jewish households unlike my mash up family and friends of non-observant Jews and ritual-happy goysno-one cooks during the Day of Atonement. Wrong time of year perhaps for an Easter lamb?
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Half can be both singular and plural. Typically, subjects and verbs agree: If the subject is singular, the verb is singular. If the subject is plural, the verb is plural. Half alone is singular: My half of the pizza is pepperoni. Yet although half is the subject in a sentence such as Half of the pizzas are missing, we use a plural verb because of something called notional agreement.
It simply means that although half is singular, half of the pizzas has a notion of being plural, so you use a plural verb.
Follow this rule when half is the subject of a sentence: If half is followed by a singular noun, use a singular verb. If half is followed by a plural noun, use a plural verb.
Half of the pepperoni is ruined, but half of the tomatoes are missing. Compound words that start with half are quirky too. They can be open, closed or hyphenated e. Companies are not exactly people.
Companies are entities, but they are run by men and women, so you could make an argument for referring to a company as who, particularly since U. Nevertheless, the standard style is to refer to a company as an entity and use the pronouns it and that: We want to buy stock in a company that makes hot air balloons.
If you want to highlight that people in the company are behind some action or decision, name them and use who: Floating Baskets was driven to bankruptcy by its senior directors, who took too many expensive Alaskan joyrides. American is a flawed term. American is the only single word we have to refer to citizens of the United States of America U.
Although all people of the American continents are actually Americans, most readers in the U. Despite its failings, use American to refer to a citizen of the United States of America. No better term exists.
Feel free to feel guilty. The word dilemma can be, well, a dilemma. Is it a dilemma? In other instances, before using dilemma, ask yourself if another word, such as problem, would work better. Also, a cursory search of the Internet reveals that lots of people are confounded by the spelling of dilemma.
Many were taught to spell it wrong.
In fact, I was taught to spell it dilemna in school, and when I got older and checked a dictionary, I was shocked to find that the word is spelled dilemma.
Further, the only correct spelling is dilemma. As far as I can tell, nobody knows why so many teachers got it wrong.Photo: Wikimedia commons There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your writing (or eating) habits only happens when you understand why you do what you do.
I can help you with that. (To find FCE Writing Part 1 – General advice /FCE Writing marking system and Part 2 REPORTS - look in the "exam" section of my blog posts - on the right in the purple box.) If you enjoy writing stories, you have a good imagination and lots of.
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In this week’s podcast, sponsored by Bordeaux Wines UK, I head to the wine regions of Bordeaux to meet a couple of young winemakers causing a bit of a revolution.. First up is fifteenth generation winemaker, Benoit Trocard of Clos Dubreuil, who, against his father’s advice, was the first ever to grow Chardonnay in Saint-Emilion.
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