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August 12, 2010
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The trick at the end is to leave a space after the single quotation mark, separating it from the double.
Four and seventy-three thousandths per cent ??? (4.073%)
On google books "neither are to blame" shows up just nineteen times, whereas "neither is to blame" has over five thousand results.
" neither were significant predictors of the outcome measures""they were not working mischief, neither were they doing any great good; ""neither were most of their members prepared to take part as citizens.""Things are either what they appear to be: or they neither are, nor appear to be""And if the fountains are not gods, neither are the rivers,""Neither are we truly portraying what Christ's disciple means. "
Both are possible, depending on the context:
KING HENRYWe are in God’s hand, brother, not in theirs.March to the bridge. It now draws toward night.Beyond the river we’ll encamp ourselves,And on tomorrow bid them march away.Henry V Act 3, Scene 6, Page 7
So Shakespeare used "poor grammar and .... stupid."
It is perfectly normal to say "until tomorrow", "for tomorrow", "by tomorrow", "after tomorrow", so "on tomorrow" is not that much of a stretch.
E.g. or e.g. is at least twelve times more common in the book corpus used by Google. "Eg" or "EG" is sometimes an abbreviation for "electrogram", or "elliptical galaxy". For some reason, a few German texts are included in the Google books results, and these use "EG" to mean "Eingriff" and so forth. I have only sighted one valid example of "eg" being used to mean "for example" in this corpus. From all this I would conclude that "e.g." is the norm.
@Matthe WareIt sounds like a school test! To me either would be "correct"; in fact 'extensive assortment of diamonds' comes up about a dozen times as a phrase on google, but 'expensive...' does not, if that is a good criterion.
Forgot the reference:
More examples, some using "gifted" as an adjective, but some using "gifted" as part of a passive verb.
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