Triangle Grammar Guide

Longtime N&O journalist Pam Nelson writes about language use and misuse and answers questions about grammar and style. Readers can weigh in on what annoys them, too. Think of this as your online grammar class. Send e-mail to Pam at pam.nelson@newsobserver.com.

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Today's quiz has five sentences. You will choose the better of two choices given in the sentences. Have fun and leave a comment.

By the way, not everything on the Triangle Grammar Guide quiz or on the blog is about grammar. "Grammar" is my shorthand for all the language problems that come up.

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dertghj kas kasadet

dertghj kas kasadet sancısına ne iyi gelirhadi garierotik film izle - fersbuk - aşk falı - dertyli - cinsel pozisyonlar - henbi sıcak sohbet - gerdsacvbnm
günaydın mesajları demi
- - - ferdsazx isyan sözleri - gertyu -escort bayanlar hertfders - bedava film izle - gertyuliseli kızlar -fersd aşk şiirleri - merty çet -certylş şifalı bitkiler ve faydaları - gbnmöç. dul bayanlarla sohbet gtredsa - islami çet treds-playboy güzelleri bgtyuıop - çet hyuopğ
çetleşme jklşi
çet sohbet - hjklşhikayeler - htres çet sohbet asd
müzik dinle fgtre -sohbet - gbnmöçtürkü dinle jmöç
şarkı dinle ujklş
film izle uıkl - cinsel pozisyonlar grtyu
escort bayanlar -frty
rted- sohbet - gerkapak laflar - ert
sohbet peki

Here is a sentence - from

Here is a sentence - from today's food section - that I had to read over and over before understanding its meaning:

"Replace the freezer-burned buns and ice-cream cartons with one spoonful remaining with sale-priced protein."

Tangled sentence

That sentence tripped me too.

I wish I'd fixed it:

Replace the freezer-burned buns and the almost empty ice-cream cartons with sale-priced protein.

Pam Nelson

Triangle Grammar Guide

enthused vs. enthusiastic

Pam,

 On today's (7-14-08) Opinion page, the sentence in "Thorp's Launch"  stung my ears:

For their part, the students seem enthused about Chancellor Thorp.  I realize that "enthused" is an accepted form, but wouldn't "enthusiastic" sound better?

Enthused vs. enthusiastic

"Enthusiastic" would be a good choice there.

Pam Nelson

Triangle Grammar Guide

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Pam Nelson began her career as a writer in 1976 and has worked in various editing jobs at The News & Observer since 1987. She has won awards for her headline writing and has taught college classes in copy editing and seminars in grammar and usage.
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