I was at a bus stop opposite Tampines Stadium when I chanced upon this advertisement.
It seems the advertising company fat cats invented a new word – ‘cunningness’.
Actually, there is such a word as “cunningness”. And its a noun that means exactly the same thing as the noun “cunning”!
I have a question. Are both sentences below grammatically correct? Is one of them grammatically incorrect?
a) If I were she, I would be angry.
b) If I were her, I would be angry.
Thank you and regards,
Hi Kok Siang
Either is fine.
The only difference here is the tone.
“Her” is more commonly used.
“She” on the other hand, sounds more unnatural, especially in speech. It’s also very formal.
What is the plural form of soap? Is it still ‘soap’ or is it ‘soaps’?
Thank you for your kind attention and I look forward to your reply.
The word “soap” is a collective noun and is used when you are referring to soap bars and detergent.
For example, “I bought some soap for use in the bathroom.”
However, if you are referring to different brands or uses, the plural form is “soaps”.
For example, “I bought different types of soaps to try.”
Hope this helps to clean up any confusion you may have had about the word!
He lives in a rented flat or rental flat.
Which is correct?
Both are correct.
However, there are some subtle differences between the two.
A “rented flat” is one that is currently being rented out.
A “rental flat” could be a flat that exists for the purpose of being rented out and may not be occupied at the moment.
“Rental” is also mainly American English.
Does "following Sunday" means this coming Sunday or the next Sunday? Should "following Sunday" be preceded by certain days of week e.g. Monday so that it leaves no doubt in the mind of the reader what "following Sunday" means?
Thanks for clarifying this.
The “following Sunday” would mean the Sunday after the current week.
For example, you said it on 12 April 2013, the “following Sunday” would be referring to 21 April 2013.