Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the EnglishProofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More




Member Since

May 10, 2006

Total number of comments


Total number of votes received



Latest Comments

Reference, refer.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:30pm

I also was born in 1949 and recently began teaching ESL in Gernany. When I studied to grammar books to I was surprised to learn that many of the rules I learned in school have changed (thank God). I used to get in trouble for saying somebody forgot their books. Now it is correct usage. My 12th grade English teacher said that when a grammatical or spelling mistake becomes prevalent it eventually becomes accepted usage. (Of course I tell my students that no matter how many times they make a mistake it will never become correct.)

As for the verbification of nouns, that's something I'm categorically against. It's almost as bad a using a preposition to end a sentence with. Or beginning a sentence with a conjunction. Ain't it the truth?