MIND OUR ENGLISH
Articles from Aug 2010
A look at the ways in which words, phrases, clauses and sentences are connected.
HOW do you ask clients to settle their payment? What do you say in a letter accepting a resignation? How do you handle queries about your products?
FOR a few weeks now, I’ve paraded a bumper sticker that says Save The Males, to commemorate the plight of several “innocent” men cheated of their hard-earned ringgit by a so-called “female” Casanova.
From R. Mahendra Raj.
COMICS are a cheap and fun method to improve your English. Those that are available today cater to different age groups, from children in primary schools right up to adults.
I AM puzzled about the sentences below. Can you please give me your opinion about them?
HOUSEHOLD words seem so insignificant. Yet they can enrich our language if we can use them aptly to describe everyday situations and experiences which are part of life. They can add some lustre to your language. Do you know how to use these common “household” expressions? Go through this test and see how you fare. Fill in the blanks with the right word.
Cultural and pop references are a part of our lives but are confusing to those unfamiliar with them.
A look at the basis for subject-and-verb agreement.
Your Questions Answered by FADZILAH AMIN.
Probe on why Aussies shorten words.
Fun with Puns by OH TEIK THEAM.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED By FADZILAH AMIN
By OH TEIK THEAM
From C.L. Lim
There’s impish pleasure in wordplay!