And this is for those of you who think you should not start sentences with conjunctions. But who cares?
And the following rules are naught. But have you ever heard these as stated grammar rules?
Never end a sentence with a preposition.
Avoid spliting infinitives.
Sentences may not begin with conjunctions such as ‘And’ or ‘But’.
None is singular.
More than not over.
You and I not you and me.
Wrought not wreaked.
“Who” for people and “that” for the rest.
Momentarily means “just a moment”.
Loan is a noun.
So, let’s begin, shall we?
Prepositions sometimes are used as adverbs or verbal phrases.
It’s something nobody should have to deal with.
She was left well provided for.
Here are some sentences ending with prepositions.
She is someone I could not live with.
Tom was the last person I thought I would bump into.
He is someone I can definitely count on.
Spliting infinitives is perfectly fine and sometimes required to reduce ambiguity.
After reading the script he felt the need to immediately agree to rewrite the part.
Spliting the infinitive ‘to agree’ here changes the meaning to the real meaning and not to agree to immediately rewriting the part.
And, for those that feel you should not start a sentence with a conjunction, know this, it is not a rule. But, will you dare start a sentence with a conjunction?
None are more wrong than those that feel ‘none’ is singular. As you can see the last sentence used ‘none’ as both plural and singular.
If you ever get corrected for saying ‘you and me’ you can send the correction to you and me so you and I can have a chuckle over it.
Over does not have to refer to something physically higher than something such as a cloud hanging over one’s head. Over has been used for over 1000 years as a metaphor such as 2
is higher than 1. More than any other example, please excuse the placement of this example as it should have appeared over the last one respectively.
The event wreaked havoc in financial systems is correct as the past tense of wreak, although, the event wrought havoc is correct too if you meant the event worked havoc as
wrought is the past tense of work.
Who was it that said, “‘who’ is for people and ‘that’ is for animals and inanimate objects?” Whoever it was that said that was wrong.
I will begin my 2 hour speech momentarily because the doors to the auditorium will open momentarily.
Loan me your ears and lend me your brain and I will lend to your ears a loan for your brain of many naught grammar rules.
So, how are your collocations? check out a common collocations list and find out.