Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Grammar

“Up with which I shall not put” and other preposition problems

02 Apr / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

Why do we live in a town but on a street? Is something different from or different to? And did Churchill really say “this is the sort of nonsense up with which I shall not put”? Prepositions (those little words like ‘on’, ‘in’, ‘at’ and ‘to’ that describe the position or movement on the noun)

If your dog does a poo, please put it in a bin.

01 Nov / by: Lorraine / 0 comments /

Context plays an enormous role in communications, and woe betide the communicator who gets it wrong. Take my headline. We know it doesn’t mean put the dog in the but it’s a great example of context. We know we’re meant to pick up dog mess so we instantly understand the message. We also know that

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