Pedantry and Prepositions

In our rush to write perfect English, we should perhaps pause for a moment and consider the importance of style. Whilst some words and phrases are quite clearly wrong, there are occasions when style can legitimately overrule supposedly correct sentence structure. Just because a sentence disobeys one or more rules, it is not necessarily badly […]

Pronouns and Prepositions

Pronouns and Prepositions We come now to pronouns and prepositions – important parts of speech when you’re learning how to write good English. PRONOUNS, as the name suggests, are used instead of nouns – they are pro-nouns. They help us simplify sentences by avoiding repetition. It would be clumsy to write “John sat down at […]