Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pesky danglers: Multiple meanings

I’ve got a thing for sentence danglers. They’re good for a little laugh and help to keep me focused on the multiple meanings that can lurk within sentences. Here’s one I found today, of the pronoun variety, thanks to TransLink: I’m pleased that, if I register my ‘go card’, my card’s balance will be safe […]

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The premise behind my business premises

Here’s a word problem that I’m suddenly noticing a lot: ‘premise’ being used instead of ‘premises’ … as in ‘everything handmade on premise’ in the example below. The usual pattern of English would suggest that ‘premises’ (as in place of business) is plural, and its singular should be ‘premise’. But that’s not the case. My […]

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