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2018: "English Plain and Simple" columns in The Manila Times

(This listing is in reverse chronological order, the latest first. To access and read a particular column, simply click the indicated link.)

December 27, 2018:
Options for avoiding officious subjunctive sentences

December 20, 2018:
Letter from Germany on how synonyms and pleonasms differ

December 13, 2018:
What to do when the subject is a very long noun form

December 6, 2018:
“Which,” “that,” and other grammar pitfalls

November 29, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 7 (How the English modal auxiliary verbs work)

November 22, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 6 (How many auxiliary verbs are there in English? - 4)

November 15, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 5 (Distinguishing auxiliary verbs from linking verbs - 3)

November 8, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 4 (Linking verbs - 2)

November 1, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 3 (Verbs to connect and tie up loose ends- 1)

October 25, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 2

October 18, 2018:
A full-dress review of the verb types in English - 1

October 11, 2018:
Never strand a direct object at the end of the main clause

October 4, 2018:
How to reduce adjective clauses to adjective phrases – 2

September 27, 2018:
How to reduce adjective clauses to adjective phrases – 1

September 20, 2018:
How to reduce adverb clauses to adverb phrases

September 13, 2018:
How the noun clause, adjective clause, and adverb clause differ

September 6, 2018:
Even more pragmatic uses of sentence inversion

August 30, 2018:
Inverted sentences as transitional devices

August 23, 2018:
Some baffling aspects of inverted sentences

August 16, 2018:
Making nominalization work for our prose

August 9, 2018:
The historical present and rhetorical present tense

August 2, 2018:
Precisely when is ‘were’ in the indicative or subjunctive mood?

July 26, 2018:
An unnerving encounter with faulty adverb usage

July 19, 2018:
Can a modifier dangle legitimately under some circumstances - 2?

July 12, 2018:
Can a modifier dangle legitimately under some circumstances - 1?

July 5, 2018:
Can the indefinite articles be used with uncountable nouns?

June 28, 2018:
Using euphemism to cushion the blow of request rejections

June 21, 2018:
Two often interchangeable forms of the English future tense

June 14, 2018:
Is there a fail-safe rule for using “fewer” or “less”?

June 7, 2018:
“All” can actually mean “totality,” “everything” or even “nothing but”

May 31, 2018:
It’s foolhardy to stop learning English grammar just like that!

May 25, 2018:
A puzzling usage of ‘which’ to introduce a relative clause

May 17, 2018:
Beware that mass nouns are distinct from collective nouns

May 10, 2018:
The present participle and past participle as modifiers - II

May 3, 2018:
The present participle and past participle as modifiers - I

April 26, 2018:
The specific timelines for the perfect tenses - 2

April 19, 2018:
The perfect tenses as a major grammar challenge - 1

April 12, 2018:
Hyphenating compound modifiers for clarity

April 5, 2018:
Using a pair of commas in vain can cause great trouble

March 29, 2018:
When an entire clause functions as a noun or adjective

March 22, 2018:
Some perplexing aspects of noun usage in English

March 15, 2018:
The dangers of overstating yourself

March 8, 2018:
Appositives as open secret to more engaging writing

March 1, 2018:
The four forms that absolute phrases take

February 22, 2018:
The subtle job that absolute phrases do

February 15, 2018:
The baffling thing about absolute phrases

February 8, 2018:
The flexible positions of participial phrases

February 1, 2018:
How participles and participial phrases work

January 25, 2018:
How gerund phrases work

January 18, 2018:
How infinitive phrases work

January 11, 2018:
The choice between gerunds and infinitives

January 4, 2018:
How gerunds and infinitives work

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