Archive for January, 2012
Jack (my subscriber) commented on my previous email :
You wrote, “… me and my team are still relaxing…”
When speaking properly, you would not say, “me is still relaxing.” “My team is still relaxing would be OK.”
Proper English ALWAYS requires you to say, “My team and I are still relaxing.”
Don’t say phrases like, “Me and Joe ate pizza.” Always say, “Joe and I ate pizza.”
Hope that helps. Regardless of any personal belief in the importance of good English usage, the FACT remains you will lose a LOT of credibility when making simple English errors. My belief is that when a writer could care less about having important English content properly edited, they probably perform everything else in the same half-ass manner.
What are my qualifications to make these comments? I have earned an undergraduate degree in English, a Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree and a PhD in International Trade.
Well, I sent out an email a couple of days back about clearing off your debts, and I received a reply from one of my subscribers.
As you can see from the quote above, my subscriber proceeded to correct my English and even gave me some advice, which I highly appreciate.
Some of you may wonder if I would be offended (especially when he said I WILL always perform in a half-ass manner).
Usually at the end of the year, my friends and I will gather and pool our funds together to donate cash and food to the needy.
Last month we donated to Surya Home the following :
20 cartons of condense milk and 20 cartons of biscuits.
This is not a very big amount but it will definitely goes towards helping the needy.
If you stay to read on, you’ll understand why I’m so excited to share my happiness with you.
And I assure you that there’s lots of valuable tips packed in this blogpost.
So, as you probably know… it’s been a week since my wedding banquet.
But somehow, it feels as though everything just happened yesterday.
I still get excited every time I think about it before going to bed.
It certainly was a wedding like no other.
All the guest were seated at their table in the ballroom anticipating the arrival of the bride and groom.
But everyone soon became bewildered when the banquet commenced with a rather odd message that appeared on the projector screen.
It read, “We are sorry to announce that the wedding banquet is cancelled because the Bride and Groom have met with some unforeseen circumstances and are not able to make it on time. However, the banquet will still carry on and we would like you to watch a short video clip of the wedding ceremony that managed to take place earlier today… We hope you enjoy your dinner.”