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Wrong Placement of Adverbs - Rule: Adverbs of definite time should generally be placed at the end of a sentence.
Incorrect Usage: I today morning returned from New York.
via Blog Post: 2013-02-07 - 07:09:21
Wrong Placement of Adverbs - Rule: When both adverb of time and adverb of place are to be used in a sentence, adverb of place should come first.
Incorrect Usage: We had a meeting with the client yesterday here.
via Blog Post: 2013-02-06 - 08:22:34
Wrong Placement of Adverbs - Rule: The adverb enough should be placed after its qualifying word, not before.
Incorrect Usage: The hall was enough big to accommodate 100 persons.
via Blog Post: 2013-02-05 - 07:57:36
Test of Reliability - Reliability is an essential element of test quality. An instrument for measurement is reliable if it provides consistent results. But a reliable instrument need not be valid. For example, if a clock s...
via Blog Post: 2013-02-04 - 08:21:54
Digital media - Internet provides high visibility at very low cost, making it the most effective and fastest means of global communication. In the age of internet communication, a basic knowledge of the workings of t...
via Blog Post: 2013-02-04 - 08:18:31
Confused Prepositions -
To and At
Rule: to is used to express motion; at is used to denote a position.
Incorrect Usage: (a) We go at church every Sunday.
(b) The guard was positioned to the gate....
via Blog Post: 2013-02-04 - 08:16:50
Confused Prepositions - In and At
Rule: in is used to describe the physical location of something; at is used when we refer to an address, place, building, etc. It is also used in cases where the location is not an issue; r...
via Blog Post: 2013-02-02 - 07:52:32
Confused Prepositions - On, At, and In (time factor)
Rule: on is used with the days of the week or month (on Sunday, on February 15, etc.); at is used to denote the exact time (at dawn, at 10 o’clock, etc.); and in is used...
via Blog Post: 2013-02-01 - 07:55:21
Confused Prepositions - Between and Among
Rule: between is used only for two; among is used for more than two.
Incorrect Usage: (a) A scuffle started among the two gangs.
(b) The team members started quarrelling between...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-31 - 07:41:12
Confused Prepositions - Using by for with
Rule: with is used when we want to indicate the means/mechanism with which an action is done; by implies the doer of the action.
Incorrect Usage: He stabbed his friend by a knife.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-30 - 08:09:11
Confused Prepositions - Using for for about
Incorrect Usage: The Minister spoke for corruption.
Correct Usage: The Minister spoke about corruption.
Note: Here, for implies ‘being in favor of’. If we use for, it will d...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-29 - 07:43:02
Tests of Sound Measurement - While evaluating a measurement tool, three major considerations must be taken into account: validity, reliability and practicality. A sound measurement should fulfill all of these tests.
Test of Va...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-28 - 10:14:04
Submitting Articles for Online Publication - Writing for online magazines is somewhat similar to print journalism, particularly the inverted pyramid format. Also, as in print publishing, it is essential that you should be an avid reader of your...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-28 - 10:11:59
Confused Prepositions - Using from for since
Rule: proposition since is placed before words denoting a point in time.
Incorrect Usage: Tom’s been absent from last Monday.
Correct Usage: Tom’s been absent since last Mond...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-28 - 10:09:54
Confused Adverbs - Very and Too
Rule: Very places more emphasis on the adjective or adverb; Too means more than enough, which results in something.
Incorrect Usage: (a) It is too cold in New Delhi in the winter.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-28 - 09:31:03
Confused Adverbs - Very much and Too much
Rule: Very much is used for emphasizing; Too much implies excessive quantity or extent.
Incorrect Usage: (a) The audience liked the play too much.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-24 - 07:39:59
Confused Adverbs - Hardly and Hard
Rule: Hardly means scarcely; Hard implies vigorously.
Incorrect Usage: (a) They tried hardly to locate the missing file.
(b) He hard ate anything.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-23 - 11:38:31
Confused Adverbs - Just now and Presently
Rule: Just now refers to past or present time, not future; Presently is used to denote near and immediate future time.
Incorrect Usage: (a) The Chief Guest will arrive just no...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-22 - 07:06:30
SOURCES OF ERROR IN MEASUREMENT - Measurement should be precise and unambiguous in an ideal research study. However, this objective is often not met with in entirety. As such, the researcher must be aware about the sources of error in...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-21 - 11:16:31
SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION - SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE FOR PUBLICATION
While deciding to submit an article to a magazine for publication, make sure you are familiar with the topics and styles of your chosen magazine. You have a hi...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-21 - 11:14:35
Confused Adverbs - Scarcely and Rarely
Rule: Scarcely implies not quite, hardly; Rarely implies seldom, not often.
Incorrect Usage: (a) Derek scarcely attends parties.
(b) I had rarely...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-21 - 11:11:04
Confused Adjectives - Many and Much
Rule: Many is used with plural nouns; Much is used with uncountable nouns.
Incorrect Usage: (a) That poor girl doesn’t have much dresses.
(b) There is...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-19 - 07:17:42
Confused Adjectives - Each and Every
Rule: Each is used to denote two or more things or people, regarded separately or one by one; Every is used for two or more things or people, regarded as a group.
Incorrect Usage: (a)...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-18 - 07:30:06
Confused Adjectives - A and An
Rule: An should be used instead of a before words starting with vowels (a, e, i, o, u) or in case of words with silent h (hour, honest, honor).
Incorrect Usage: (a) That is a apple tree.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-17 - 07:59:26
Confused Adjectives - Farther and Further
Rule: Further denotes both greater distance and to a greater degree; Farther is used only for distances.
Incorrect Usage: (a) We are not going to tolerate his behavior farther.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-16 - 08:08:49
Confused Adjectives - Less and Fewer
Rule: Less denotes a smaller amount/quantity; Fewer denotes a small number (it emphasizes how small a number of things or people).
Incorrect Usage: (a) She drinks fewer water.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-15 - 10:08:20
Confused Adjectives - Later and Latter
Rule: Later indicates a subsequent time or stage; Latter indicates the physical order (it denotes the second of two things).
Incorrect Usage: (a) I will come latter.
via Blog Post: 2013-01-14 - 09:13:59
Measurement Scales - The most commonly used scales of measurement are: (i) Nominal scale; (ii) Ordinal scale; (iii) Interval scale; and (iv) Ratio scale.
(i) Nominal scale: In this scale, symbols, events or attributes...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-14 - 09:10:43
Leads, hooks and ties in professional writing - Scientific and business magazines do not develop in a linear fashion like a news report. These articles differ from a news report in that they need not provide background or justify assertions. These...
via Blog Post: 2013-01-14 - 09:06:07
Confused Adjectives - Last and Latest
Rule: Last denotes the final one in a sequence; Latest means the most recent.
Incorrect Usage: (a) They caught the latest train to London.