Tag: Plural

Q&A: Show me the money! Or monies? Or moneys?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre (AWC), we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s... read more

Q&A: People vs Persons?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, it’s the... read more

Q&A: Apostrophe drama: Is it each other’s OR each others’ ?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, we’ll get... read more

Q&A: How to use either and neither

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week, neither hell nor... read more

Q&A: Relative pronouns – Who vs That?

Each week, we chat about the quirks & anomalies of the English language. And there are many to choose from... Q: Hi AWC, this week we have a question from Carolyn. A: Carolyn? Who’s that? Q: Precisely! A: Huh? Q: WHO and THAT! She was keen to find out... read more

Q&A – Story vs Storey?

Each week, we chat about the quirks & anomalies of the English language. In fact, if English were a building, it would have many storeys and many stories to tell... Q: Well hello there AWC. A: How’s your week been? Q: I’ve been helping a friend move house... read more

Q&A: Percentages: Is it fewer than or less than?

Each week, we chat about the quirks & anomalies of the English language. And this week, we are 100% sure that would like to know about percentages and fewer/less... Q: Hi AWC, I was wondering if we’d ever discussed the whole fewer vs less thing? A: We sure... read more

An AWC exclusive: Our interview with the Apostrophe

It’s not every day you get the scoop on all the grammar goings-on from someone on the inside. But today, we’re fortunate to be speaking with one of the biggest players and perhaps one of the more misunderstood members of the Punctuation Team. That’s right, it... read more

Q&A: Capitalisation in the capital

Each week, we chat about the quirks & anomalies of the English language. This week, we explore want to know which words have a capital letter and which do not... Q: Hi AWC, I just got back from Australia’s capital. A: The letter A? Q: Haha, no, Canberra. And... read more

Q&A: “There’s" vs “there are” – which one?

Each week, we chat about the quirks and anomalies of the English language. This week, there’s more to this one than meets the eye... Q: Hi AWC, this is going to be a long Q&A today, so please get comfortable. A: How do you know it’s... read more

Q&A: New Year’s vs New Years

Each week, we chat about the quirks and anomalies of the English language. This week, it’s a new year... Q: Happy New Year AWC! A: Thanks, and you too. May 2015 be filled with many more questions and answers. Q: Absolutely! And on the subject of New Year’s... read more

Q&A: ’Tis the season…

Each week, we take a look at a common confusions and ambiguities in the English language (that gives us about a century’s worth of material!) – making things easier through the power of friendly conversation. This week, we’re getting festive... Q: Season’s Greetings Australian Writers’ Centre! A: Well... read more

Q&A: Some people are so possessive

Each week, we take a look at a common confusions and ambiguities in the English language (that gives us about a century’s worth of material!) – making things easier through the power of friendly conversation… Q: Hi there, I have a question about possession. A: What kind of possession? We... read more

Q&A: Plurals, possession and apostrophes

Each week, we take a look at a common confusions and ambiguities in the English language (that gives us about a century’s worth of material!) – making things easier through the power of friendly conversation. This week, a word or two about possession... Q: Hello. Every May and September I... read more