Is “fulfilment” pluralized to “fulfilments”?

Where I work, we use the term “fulfilment” to mean the way the product is delivered to the end user. But a co-worker and I are having a disagreement on whether “fulfilment” needs an to have an “s” suffix when referring to multiple fulfilments/fulfilment. I believe “fulfilment” is singular, but my co-worker thinks the word … Read more

Searching for a word nearly describing “how alive something is”; synonym just out of reach

A distinguished colleague and I have been scouring our resources for a noun which correctly articulates the distinction between a pangolin and a croissant. Exempli gratia, one is alive, the other is not, yet both would be on a spectrum which this word describes, henceforth the two are related by this elusive word. Nouns broaching … Read more

Is this sentence grammatically correct, use of comma before they and use of pronoun? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 3 years ago. Improve this question “The best footballers, the best musicians, they all start early.” Is this sentence okay? Or is there a way … Read more

Is the reflexive pronoun in “he showed me myself” correct?

I heard an actor in a TV series say this: He showed me myself (or to myself) Is this slang or correct? (He was shown a letter by his father earlier that day.) If any of this is correct, please explain why! I have learned that you can only use a reflexive pronoun with the … Read more

Why do distributive adjectives mostly take a singular noun while quantitative adjectives mostly take a plural noun?

I am sure that there are some exceptions to this, but I have noticed that distributive adjectives like “each”, “every”, “either”, “neither”, etc., mostly take a singular noun, while quantitative adjectives like “some”, “many”, “all”, “few” etc., in most cases take a plural noun. Both of these set of words refer to the number of … Read more

For disturbing or for disturbance

Which one is correct to say: I’m sorry for disturbing. I’m sorry for the disturbance”, and why? Is it mandatory to use gerund after prepositions or we can use it in its original noun form? Thank you in advance. Answer You can use either. However, you have a grammatical error in your first example, and … Read more

Correct or not: noun and adjective being predicative together

I’m thinking about such a sentence: He is a lawyer, arrogant and smart. or He is an idiot, arrogant and short-sighted. Please note that here I just want to list the noun and the adjectives altogether, no casual relation between the noun and the adjectives (like he is arrogant and smart because he is a … Read more

How do I identify subjects when quantities are involved?

I’m working my way through The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, and I came across a difficulty. In one of the quizzes, the book asks you to identify the subjects and verbs in sentences, and correct disagreements where necessary. Here is one such sentence: Her attitude is one of the things that’s different. I … Read more

“Continuous walk” or “Continuous walking”?

The full sentence is “30 minutes of continuous Walk.” or “30 Minutes of Continuous Walking.” Thanks. Answer ‘A walk’ is an outing on foot, as in ‘go for a walk’, but the activity is ‘walking’ By the way, ’30 minutes of walking’ is a phrase, not a ‘full sentence’. AttributionSource : Link , Question Author … Read more