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Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.
Avoid the drama and use “regardless” or “irrespective” instead.
Some people make a big fuss about splitting infinitives, but most experts do not. As long as the meaning of your sentence doesn’t change depending on where you place the adverb, you’re fine.
But because many teachers still think they are incorrect, put the adverb after “to” and the “verb.” Since you won’t be able to change your teacher’s mind, your best move is to do what he or she says (until you move on from that class).
(Spock doesn’t seem amused that we just busted an age-old grammar myth.)
The short answer is no. It should have been “you and me.”
Here’s the long answer:
This topic deals with subject pronouns and object pronouns.
Therefore, if “you and I” are performing the action, it should be “you and I”:
(TIP: Never use “you and I” at the end of a sentence.)
If “you and I” are receiving the action, it should be “you and me”:
(TIP: Never use “you and me" at the beginning of a sentence.)
Anon, we’re glad that you trusted your instincts to find out whether the song lyrics were grammatical.
After a short hiatus, College Essay Guy provides an effective exericse to help rising seniors use this summer break to brainstorm ideas for your personal statements.
"By the end of this 10–15 minute exercise, you should have almost all the material you need to write a great personal statement.” ~ College Essay Guy
(Source: Tamara Armstrong)
The colon is actually a pretty useful punctuation. It’s too bad that most people think it’s only good for making lists (and even then, most people misuse it).
The most important thing to know about colons is that the statement before the colon has to be a complete sentence, i.e., an independent clause.
In that regard, they are very much like semicolons.
However, unlike semicolons, colons do not have to be followed by complete sentences. In that sense, they are “superior” to semicolons. Perhaps that’s why semicolons have the “inferior” prefix “semi-” (half; partly).
The colon is a versatile punctuation that does a lot more than start a list of items.
Put it to good use in your next post, tweet, or … essay!
There are four important points to clear up regarding e.g. and i.e.:
In case you’re wondering, e.g. is short for exempli gratia; i.e. is short for id est. They’re both from Latin.
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