Her sisters are smaller than us, we but she is taller than I, me. You and he, him , if you played together, would become friends. The wild creature snarled at my sister and I, me. They will choose either he, him or she, her. You and I, me , if we try, would manage it, but you and he, him couldn't.
It appears to be he, him. She, Her and I, me are twelve years of age. Her cousin is younger than she, her. Was it I, me you saw there? Who, Whom did it? Me, I. I spoke to he, him and she, her. We saw the book but it was they, them who tore it. The dress becomes her better than I, me. We are certain it was not he, him. It is not she, her that I am angry with. He, Him I can excuse, but not they, them. Was it he, him or she, her who found the purse? Who, Whom do you think we met?
Is that he, him at the door? There are two main kinds of conjunction: a Conjunctions which join similar parts of speech and clauses of equal value, e. Examples: 1 The boy and the girl hurried home. Included are many adverbs which act as connecting words and therefore become conjunctions. In order to distinguish the various types of conjunction in this class they are grouped under the appropriate headings below: TIME Conjunctions are: after, before, now, since until, till, when, whenever, while.
Examples: 1 After the lady opened the door she switched on the light. Examples: 1 The city whence the travellers had come was rich. Examples: 1 As he was in a hurry I did not speak to him. Examples: 1 Although I have written twice, he has not replied. Examples: 1 Except that she is a trifle slow, she writes well. Conjunctions are: Examples: 1 He remained at home as he had been ordered. Conjunctions are: in order that, lest, so that, that.
Examples: 1 They worked hard in order that they might finish in time. Examples: 1 He spoke loudly so that we heard him. He left before, that darkness fell. We haVe remained here whether, since you left. After, Unless they arrived, they sat down. I can call however, whenever it is convenient to you. The exercise will be corrected before, when it is finished.
His brother waited except, until James returned. She read a book that, while I wrote a letter. The faithful dog followed his master lest, wherever he went. The old man pointed out the place since, where he lived. We will go whither, unless our fancy takes us. I was afraid to speak lest, however he should tell. You ask him since, than you are friends.
My uncle was angry where, because he was deceived. While, Unless I trust him, I dislike his companions. We will go how, even if it rains. Whether, Where you like it or not, he will invite you. My cold is much worse although, whence I have tried to cure it.
I'll lend you an umbrella unless, if it rains. She will go than, if you ask her. You cannot obtain admission unless, since you pay. The dog lifted his paw as though, how he understood me. She is older than, since I am. They did not play while, so well as their opponents. The man looked when, as if he was a foreigner.
I cannot work as, whence he can.
In order that, When they might be in time, they left early. The boy ran quickly why, lest he should be left behind. You should go that, how you may be cured. It is somewhat like a conjunction as it shows the relationship between nouns and pronouns in the same sentence.
The following list contains the most common prepositions: about, above, across, after, against, along, amid, amidst, among, amongst, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, betwixt, beyond, by, down, during, except, for, from, in, into, near, of, off, on, over, round, since, through, till, to, towards, under, underneath, until, unto, up, upon, with, within, without.
Use the correct prepositions in the blank spaces: 1 The boy must apologise the lady. The Preposition 2. Supply three suitable prepositions in each sentence: 1 The pencil lay 2 The man rowed 3 The lady sat 3. Underline the prepositions in the following sentences: 1 I stood on the bridge of the ship. Many people find it difficult to choose the correct prepositions. The following should be read carefully and revised from time to time: disappointed with somebody according to afflict with disgusted at something agree to something disgusted with somebody agree with somebody dislike for aim at divide among many angry with divide between two ashamed of equal to attack on filled with full of blame for good for change for something change with somebody guilty of comment on indignant at something complain of indignant with somebody confer with inspired by conscious of interfere with invasion of defiance of meddle with despair of die of opposite to differ from opinion part from somebody differ with somebody part with something disagree with prevail on disappointed in something protest against The Preposition pursuit of recoil from regard for rely on similar to suffer from tired of something tired with action thirst for or after vexed at something vexed with somebody victim of wait for person, thing wait upon somebody write about something write to somebody.
Rewrite them correctly. She was the oldest of the two sisters. Who did you see at the party? Neither John or James were present. She is not as old as me. The best team won the football match. The books what we read were interesting. Being a fine day I went to the seashore. Who can it be for? He was angry at me for leaving. I am your's truly. I cannot run no farther. John has broke his leg. Hurrah shouted the man.
The letter was sent to Mr. John Brown, Esq. The parcel was returned back to the sender. I left home at to 7. The girl said that she done it herself. He returned home as quick as he could. I have forgot to post the letter. She got a bad accident. There is four books on the table. He went for to get up. The lady bought a comb for the baby with plastic teeth. Between you and I, he is quite wrong. They sung the same song twice. This jacket is wore out. It's no use me working. I intended to have written. I was that tired I could hardly of spoken. The fishermen saw a flock of herring in the sea.
Everyone in the class knows they could do better. Between you and me we seen many people. Correction of Sentences We found the ring belonging to the lady made of gold. A piano was sold to a lady with carved legs. We seen the rascal who stole were ball. There is five books on the table. A man was at the corner and his dog. She and her husband am going. His hair needs cutting badly. Neither of them are tall. Someone's left their books behind. Him and his sister went to the pictures.
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Me and my friend went to buy a coat for ourselves. It was him you saw. They have did it again. She could not come no quicker. We have never seen none of them. He couldn't remember nothing. He done his work correctly. Is he the tallest of the two? Each of the boys had their books. It was me that broke the window.
Which is the cleverest, John or Mary? A more kinder man never lived. I was that breathless I could hardly speak. The animal did not take no notice. Neither of them have been lucky. Me and him went together to the pictures. He took the biggest half. It was a remarkable fine picture. He is worse than me. I seen him go to the theatre. One of the horses were tired. Of the two, I like James best. Give me them oranges.
He don't speak very clear. We are quite sure he done it. She sent it to you and I. The man learnt him to swim. That answer is different than mine. Neither one or the other is right. She will not stay, I do not think. The lady sings quite nice. He did not except the gift. To who does this belong? Whom do you think that can be? The two brothers divided the apple among them. Use the following words instead of "nice" to describe: agreeable, beautiful, convenient, delicious, enjoyable, fine, good, interesting, pleasant, pretty. He tunefully He gleefully He angrily He broadly He humbly He attentively He indistinctly He softly Place the following words in the sentences best suited to their use: exclaimed, muttered, answered, said, shouted, explained, whispered, pleaded.
He that he would come He with joy He why he was late "Look!
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He He profusely. He He vigorously. He He fondly. He to them: strove. Always avoid use of the word "got". There is usually another word which can be used to better effect. Substitute a better word in each of the following sentences: He got up at eight o'clock. He got a penny from his mother.
He got his breakfast early. He got a bad cold yesterday. He got to the station in time. He got married last year. The Right Word in the Right Place 7. Write in the most suitable word: A man who digs for coal is a I switched on the light. The holiday is in December. They sang a Christmas He was so ill he went to bed. The postman the letters. He avoided accidents because he drove very 8.
Place the right words of who, whom, whose, which in the following sentences: 1 2 3 4 5 That That That That That is the boy is the stone is the man is the boy is the boy broke the window. I saw breaking the window. Words ending in "-able": 1 2 3 4 5 A piece of furniture. A horse's home. Can be carried. Diamonds are. Give a single word for each of the following: 1 go away, 2 go back, 6 go on hands and knees, 10 go up. The following may be said to be the right action at the right time.
Tell what immediate action you would take and suggest a cure if necessary. What would you do? If you lost your way. If you sprained your ankle. If your nose started to bleed. If you noticed an escape of gas in the house. If your sister's dress caught fire. If you found a pocket-book in the street. If your brother's hand was cut. If you saw smoke coming from a closed shop. If your cousin was stung in the arm. He failed through carelessness. On the completion of his task the boy went out to play. He told me of his coming. A man in high position has many responsibilities.
She lived in a cottage near the sea. On entering I saw several pictures. The police recovered the stolen property. We do not know his hiding place. Change the underlined clauses into phrases: 1. I am convinced that he is sincere. The child was in bed before the sun had set. His action showed how brave he was. I am certain that you will help me. As I approached I heard a great noise.
Do not use "and" or "but" or "so". That is the man. I was travelling in a bus. The boy did not pass. I was gazing out of the window. The boy was riding a horse. The man could hardly walk. The book belongs to Jack. The girl went for the doctor. The house was destroyed. He works hard at his lessons. The men were walking quickly. He heard the strains of music. The lady lost the book. The man stood at the door. The boy caught a rabbit.
The girl fell heavily. He opened the cupboard. The lady was careless. Mary entered the room. He stole my purse. It collided with a taxi. His work was badly done. I saw a crowd. It looked tired. He carried such a heavy load. It is a red one. The doctor stayed next door. It was built by Tom's father. He wishes to succeed.
The men saw me. He was passing a church. She was going to the library. The door was open. He took it home.
The girl hurt herself. He saw many books. She lost her purse. The room was brightly decorated. Sentences Tom made mistakes in reading. The teacher praised the boys. The horse fell. The man caught a salmon. The boy has hurt his foot. The lady sat in a coach. The tourist climbed the hill. My sister has a good voice.
The girl found a brooch. I found a lady's purse. The girl wore a red dress. I visited the little cottage. The woman was selling flowers. He could not see well. They had worked well. It was pulling a heavy load. The boy cannot walk. Four horses drew it. The hill was steep. She sings in the choir. She took it to her mother. It contained two coins. She sat next to me.
I was born in it. She stood at the comer of the street. Change Complex Sentences into Simple Sentences: 1. He is a man who is very intelligent. We heard the news that he was saved. I can tell you how old he is. The woman lives in a house which is very big. He spoke to the soldier who was wounded.
The boy lost his ticket because he was careless. I shall speak to him when he arrives. The child found a ring which was very valuable. Practically all books containing lists have the words arranged in the order of the letters of the alphabet: 1. By the first letters of the words. When the first letters are the same, the words are arranged according to the second letters. When the first two letters are the same, the words are arranged according to the third letters, and so on.
Alphabetical Order Examples: 1. By the first letter: amount, bicycle, height, machine, physical, seized, vehicle, Wednesday. When the first letters are the same: absence, acquaintance, aeroplane, ancient, attention, autumn, awkward. When the first two letters are the same: thatch, their, thimble, though, through, thumb, thyself. Place the following in alphabetical order: vegetable, official, judgment, colonel, extremely, humorous, necessary, language. Re-arrange the following words in dictionary order: pain, pale, pane, pail, prey, pore, pray, pour.
In the Singular it is shown b y ' s , e. Mary's bag, the animal's foot. In the Plural it is shown by an apostrophe after the plural ending, e. Singular Possessive the girl's dress the lady's bag the boy's pencil a day's work the man's pipe the woman's glove the child's clothes Plural Possessive the girls' dresses the ladies' bags the boys' pencils seven days' work the men's pipes the women's gloves the children's clothes EXERCISES 1.
Insert the apostrophe in the following sentences: 1 The boys pencil lay on the floor. Correct by putting in the apostrophe: 1 The childrens books were left in my uncles house. Smiths watch is five minutes slower than Mr. To begin sentences. To begin special names. To begin direct speech. To begin words in titles. To begin lines of poetry.
To begin words of exclamation. To write word "I". Examples illustrating the use of capital letters. Beginning Sentences. One day a girl was playing on a busy street. Her ball rolled into the middle of the road and she ran after it. At that moment a motor-car came dashing round the corner. A passer-by saw the girl's danger and ran quickly to her aid. Fortunately he saved her from serious injury. Special Names. Andrew's Day. Direct Speech. A man said to his friend, "If you manage to solve the puzzle, send me the answer.
Lines of Poetry. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils, Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. After Jesus had preached to the multitude He proceeded on His way to Jerusalem. The Pronoun "I". He advised me to travel by 'bus but I told him that I preferred to travel by rail. Punctuate the following sentences: 1. What time is it asked the traveller 2. His father said where is your brothers knife 3. My friends exclaimed what a lovely view 4.
He has gone to school said his sister in a quiet voice 5. The child suddenly shouted look 6. Oh cried the boy i have hurt my finger 7. Come here said his mother all right replied the boy 8. The man asked have you seen the hammer yes replied his companion it is on the table 9. A boy said to his chum are you going to the pictures no replied the other im on my way home When i return said the girl to her father will you tell me the story of the shipwreck very well he answered but dont be too long at your aunts.
To Find the address of a person the meaning of a word the day and date of the month the position of a place a list of priced goods or books a telephone number the time of a train or bus record of a ship's progress at sea record of attendance record of personal daily events collection of photos and autographs extracts from books and papers record of events of previous day facts regarding days of the year a fictitious tale a life story facts about living creatures facts about plants facts about the stars facts about the Earth's crust, minerals Look at directory dictionary calendar atlas catalogue telephone directory time-table log register diary album scrap-book newspaper almanac novel.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A cat may look at a king. A drowning man will clutch at a straw. A fair exchange is no robbery. A fool and his money are soon parted. A friend in need is a friend indeed. A hungry man is an angry man. All's well that ends well. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Any time means no time. A miss is as good as a mile. A penny saved is a penny gained. A pet lamb is a cross ram. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A stitch in time saves nine. As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. A small leak will sink a great ship. As the twig is bent so the tree's inclined. As you make your bed so must you lie in it. Proverbs Better half a loaf than no bread. Better late than never. Birds of a feather flock together.
Charity begins at home. Cut your coat according to your cloth. Discretion is the better part of valour. Don't carry all your eggs in one basket. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. Ducks lay eggs, geese lay wagers. Early to bed early to rise, etc. Empty vessels make most noise, sound.
Enough is as good as a feast. Every cloud has a silver lining. Every dog has its day. Every tide has its ebb. Evil weeds grow apace. Example is better than precept. Experience teacheth fools. Faint heart never won fair lady. Far from court far from care. Fine feathers make fine birds. Fine words butter no parsnips. Fire is a good servant but a bad master. First come, first served. Forbidden fruit tastes sweetest. Fortune knocks once at every man's door.
Good wine needs no bush. Grasp all, lose all. Great minds think alike. Great oaks from little acorns grow. Habit is second nature. Half a loaf is better than none. Hard work is the best appetiser. He laughs best who laughs last. He pays the piper who calls the tune. He goes a-sorrowing who goes a-borrowing.
Hunger is the best sauce. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In for a penny, in for a pound. It's a long lane that has no turning. It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Laugh and grow fat. Leave well alone. Let not the pot call the kettle black. Let sleeping dogs lie. Listeners hear no good of themselves. Little boys should be seen and not heard.
Little pitchers have long ears.
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Look after the pence, and the pounds will look after themselves. Look before you leap. Love laughs at locksmiths. Make hay while the sun shines. Misery makes strange bedfellows. More haste, less speed. Necessity is the mother of invention. New brooms sweep clean. No cross no crown. None but the brave deserve the fair. None so deaf as those who will not hear. No news is good news. No smoke without fire. Once bitten twice shy. One good turn deserves another. One man's meat is another man's poison. One swallow does not make a summer.
Out of sight, out of mind. Out of the frying pan into the fire. Penny wise, pound foolish. Pride goeth before a fall. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Set a thief to catch a thief. Shoemakers' wives are worst shod. Silence gives consent. Spare the rod and spoil the child. Speech is silvern, silence is golden. Still waters run deep. The least said the soonest mended. The early bird catches the worm.
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Too many cooks spoil the broth. Truth will out. Two heads are better than one. Union is strength. We never miss the water till the well runs dry. Where there's a will there's a way. When the cat's away the mice will play. A person may be said to be: The apple of one's eye. Off his chump Under a cloud Down in the mouth Down on one's luck. Up to the mark An old salt A peppery individual. A pocket Hercules At rest A rough diamond Silver-tongued Golden-voiced Purse-proud Out of sorts On the square Stuck up Thick in the head Beside oneself Heavy-eyed somebody specially dear, completely armed, a discouraging person, exhausted.
To have one's heart in one's boots. To have one's heart in one's mouth. General Colloquial Expressions To kick up a dust To bite the dust To kick over the traces To knock on the head To turn over a new leaf To pull someone's leg To go through the mill To put the cart before the horse To make the mouth water To sling mud To nip in the bud To send one packing To pad the hoof To play fast and loose To keep the pot boiling To rain cats and dogs To raise one's dander To mind your p's and q's To raise the wind To smell a rat To take a rise out of To rub the wrong way To get into hot water To turn the tables To give back chat To ride the high horse To let the cat out of the bag To send to Coventry To haul over the coals To take the bull by the horns To strike while the iron is hot To take forty winks To chew the fat To act the goat To live from hand to mouth To hang one's head To turn up one's nose To play with fire To swing the lead To blaze the trail To come a cropper To go on all fours Tell that to the Marines 72 to create a row.
To fall to the ground. To throw off control. To stop suddenly. To conduct oneself better. POPULAR PHRASES Explain what is meant by the following phrases: horse play from pillar to post as the crow flies no flies on him a red letter day a dead cert a far cry a fly in the ointment on the nail bats in the belfry back to the wall a fine kettle of fish a busman's holiday a white elephant not worth the candle a cat on hot bricks with flying colours every man Jack not a patch on a storm in a teacup for a lark a bird's eye view a stiff upper lip a blind alley a hen on a hot girdle a cock and bull story a flash in the pan the lion's share pins and needles by hook or by crook.
A word may be built up or have its meaning changed by an addition at either end. The addition at the beginning is known as a Prefix, e. The addition at the end is known as a Suffix, e. IH'ndeo pedis planus Meaning water. I hear. I take. I run. I say. I make. I command free. I send. I drive I hang. Examples aquatic, aqueduct audible, audience, audit capable, captive, capture centenarian, century clamour, proclaim, exclaim creation, creature courier, current, excursion December, decimal edict, dictation, verdict, dictator introduce, produce, reduce fact, factory, perfect final, infinite fort, fortify homicide, human empire, emperor, imperial liberal, liberty malady, malice, maltreat manual, manufacture, manuscript missile, mission, remittance navigate, navy octagon, octave, October expel, propel, repel depend, pendant, suspend pedal, pedestrian, quadruped plain, plan, plane Derivations plus porto poto primus pro pro rego rota ruptum scribo specio teneo unus vanus venio video vinco voco volvo.
I carry. I drink. I write. I see I hold. I come. I see. I overcome I call. I roll. Examples afloat, ashore, aloft avert, absolve, abstract adhere, accept, arrive, assume, attract antecedent, anteroom bicycle, biped, bisect, biscuit circumference, circuit comparison, competition contrary, contraband, contradiction depress, descend, describe different, disagree, disappear exhale, export, extract forecast, forenoon, foretell, foresee import, include incapable, inhuman international, interrupt, interval misdeed, misjudge, mistake object, obstruction postpone, postscript, post-war predict, prepare, pre-war proceed, produce retake, return, retrace submarine, subway transfer, transport, transpose unfit, unknown, unpaid, unsafe vice-captain, viceroy.
Meaning capable of being one connected state of. Examples movable, eatable, incredible chaplain, publican repentance, existence assistant, servant satchel, locket, cigarette baker, engineer, furrier goddess, princess, waitress glorify, purify, simplify particle, morsel careless, guiltless, merciless codling, gosling, darling merriment, enjoyment hillock, bittock saloon, balloon, flagon dormitory, factory famous, glorious, momentous. The men who work on a ship. A man who protects sheep. A ship which travels below the surface of the sea. A place for storing a motor car. A small leaf. A field in which fruit trees grow.
An instrument for measuring time. From what do we make butter? A man who makes furniture. A fertile place in the desert. A stream which flows into a river. A hundred years. Name instrument for telling direction. What are the steps of a ladder called? Name two spotted animals. A doctor who performs operations. What is the front part of a ship called? What is daybreak sometimes termed? A man who draws and paints. A shallow crossing in a river.
Two creatures which see well in the dark. What do we call the breaking of a bone? What is the flesh of a sheep called? Name of metal container for oil. A place where people are buried. Can you help me? Here are some basics on apostrophes that may help you out. EX: There were once three little pigs. EX: He forgets his thank you's, and to mind his p's and q's, which will not go over well with the CEO's.
EX: The first pig's house was built of straw. EX: The pigs' nemisis was the big, bad wolf. EX: Huff and puff as he might, the wolf couldn't blow the brick house down. EX: It's a fine thing that they got a restraining order on the wolf to halt its assaults on their domiciles. Should I place commas before and after parentheses? The parentheses are a form of punctuation in and of themselves; thus they signal pauses similar to those created by commas to set off nonrestrictive elements.
EX: This gum which is flavored with lizard eggs is really good! What hyphenation is needed in the phrase, "South Korean made pottery"? We use hyphens to connect words functioning as compound adjectives. Since we do not hyphenate South Korean when the words appear alone, we would not here, either. But the word "made" is appended as part of the adjective, so we would hyphenate it. The result? South Korean-made pottery. As department secretary for the Art History faculty I find myself reluctant to make a flyer that says "Rubens's Portrait" rather than "Rubens' Portrait.
For singular nouns ending in "s," the rule dictates we add an "'s" unless it's awkward to do so. For example, "My boss's office" is easy and natural to say. But I think you are right that "Rubens's" sounds more like a tongue-twister than a natural possessive. When referring to several articles, do I separate them with commas or semicolons, and where do I insert those in relation to the quotation marks around the titles?
If none of your titles contain commas, you can separate them with commas. Otherwise, use semicolons consistently -- even if only one title contains a comma. Commas go inside the quotation marks; semicolons go outside. Questions about quotations Question Answer When I introduce a quote that begins with a capital letter, should I need leave it capitalized? Example: Benjamin begins his argument by stating, "In principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Whether you change the case of the first letter depends on the degree to which you are either introducing the quote as an independent statement or integrating it into the flow of your own sentences.
Let's alter your example a bit to highlight the difference. Benjamin begins his argument with this statement: "In principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Ordinary quotes follow the same custom. EX: Mary said, "Those are cute shoes. Let's say your example were as follows. Benjamin begins his argument by stating that "[i]n principle a work of art has always been reproducible. Writers often do this with shorter quotations of only a few key words. Notice the use of brackets around the lower case letter. If you're using MLA format, indicate your change to original source material by enclosing the new words, ellipses, or altered letter in brackets.
You can read more about changing quotations to fit into your prose at integrating quotations. When I'm using a quote in a sentence, where does the period go? Does it go inside the quotation marks or outside? So, to use your example, you'd say: Susan Smith stated, "The baseball game was on Sunday. EX: Susan was lying when she said, "The baseball game was on Sunday"! These are slightly strained examples, though, because in reality, we'd probably use indirect quotation for those sentences.
When you're using parenthetical citations, punctuation follows the closing parenthesis, unless the quoted material ends with an exclamation point, question mark, or elipses, in which case you employ redundant punctuation, with those marks inside the quotation marks and a punctuation following the closing parenthesis. EX: "Is the baseball game on Sunday? How do you quote a dictionary? And how do you include it in your Works Cited list?
Most in-text references to definitions simply include the source in the sentence. In this example, you'd use "me," since it serves as one of two objects of the prepositional phrase. Another trick: Omit the other person, so that "Would you like to join 'I'" tells you you've got the wrong pronoun. Can I follow the word "methods" with the preposition "to," as in "methods to improve," or does it have to be "of," as in "methods of improving"? If you're modifying "methods," use "of. EX A: "We found several methods of improving feedback. EX B: "We found several methods to improve feedback.
I have a question about the sentence: "I have never been wearing my glasses since I was twelve years old. Is there an very simple way to convey the problem? We have an answer, but it's not simple. The sentence would be fine if it weren't for the word "never," so we have to look at what's in conflict here. The student wants to indicate that during a certain period of time, he has NEVER worn his glasses, but has chosen a verb tense used for ongoing or recently stopped actions. The two don't mesh logically or syntactically. Thanks for the challenge! Do people lean "toward" or "towards" doing something?
I am leaning toward s going to the football game this weekend. Both are correct, so use whichever you like. While proofing my novel, I realized I don't understand the difference between "woke" and "awoke" or "wake" and "awake. There is virtually no difference. They can be used interchangeably. Writer's choice! I don't know which sentence sounds better: "Mr. A subscribes to a health magazine" or "Mr. A has a subcription to a Health magazine. Generally speaking, active verbs like "subscribes" outperform weak ones like "has," so go with the former.
Good question about the subjunctive mood. You could also use the subjunctive by saying, "If I were an angel For instance, "If I was an angel on Tuesday, I certainly don't remember it! Instead of saying, "We ask that everyone speak from the podium," people say " When using the term "unique" as a noun, would you use an unique or a unique? For example, A unique situation has occurred today The choice between "a" and "an" depends upon the initial sound of the following word. In this case, the sound of "Y" is considered a consonant, not a vowel.
Your example is correct, because "yoo" is the initial sound of "unique. In other words, should I mention to my colleague that using "less" rather than "fewer" "there will be less books for them" is not the best choice? Yes, it is important, in that many native speakers would pause and experience some distraction if they encountered the phrase "less books.