I'm confused what verb would concord in the following couple of sentences: The number of students and the number of teachers are/is decreasing day by day in the school. Either a number of ...
If I want to talk about a person, but not one in specific, should I use: “Subject”, “One” or “Persons”?
I'd like to use a noun to mention a person, but not a specific one, like generalising. Should I say it like this? It allows the subject to speak for themselves. Or like this? It allows ...
I love writing but grammar is seriously not my cup of tea so please forgive my ignorance. The case in point is: Henry’s eyes were gouged out by George. Is it possible to write this in active ...
How are the wife and kid? How is the wife and kid? Which is more correct?
I understand that "who" is for the subject and "whom" is for the object. However, sometimes they are used as the only word in a sentence. For example: Person 1: Yeah, he ate the entire cake. ...
I am a native English speaker, yet I cannot explain to a non-native speaker why I say: I am interested in history. as well as History is interesting to me. Why is it "is interesting" when ...
I was told the correct usage is for example: "My wife and me" but I hear often "I and my wife" or "my wife and I". Google gives 34M results for "My wife and I" and 909K results for "My wife and me" ...