Hi, fellas! How are you doing? I hope you are well today.
Today, I’m going to open Q&A session on grammar. Tweet us your question and we’ll pick a few for us to discuss. #EngQAs
We’re going to discuss this first. #EngQAs
Talha Farhan @TALHAFARHAAN
@EnglishTips4U “there is a table, chair, bed and a sofa in my room” Or “There are a table, chair, bed and a sofa in my room” Which is right.
The sentence is made of 4 others. There is a table. There is a chair. There is a bed. There is a sofa. #EngQAs
When contracted, it became, ‘There is a table, chair, bed, and sofa in my room.’ #EngQAs
‘Are’ will be of use if one of the items is in plural forms. E.g.: There are tables, a chair, a bed, and a sofa in my room. #EngQAs
Here’s the second question. #EngQAs
@englishtips4u one of the boys is/are … One of the men is/are I get confused with “one of” and sentences related with it. :)
When using the form ‘one of many things’, the subject is the word ‘one’. #EngQAs
Therefore, the verb or to be following it is the one for singular noun. E.g.: One of the boys is caught smoking at school. #EngQAs
E.g.: One of four men prefers having the first date at the cinema. #EngQAs
Our third one. #EngQAs
@englishtips4u What if we make a sentence use two negative words such “you are not going nowhere” is it allowed? Can i use it in essay?
The sentence ‘You’re not going nowhere’ or ‘I don’t have no money’ is considered informal and so should be avoided when writing. #EngQAs
The form is called double negative. More on the topic can be found here: https://englishtips4u.com/2011/10/31/grammartrivia-double-negative/
Thank you for having posted your questions, and for the retweet and likes as well! We’ll try to answer the other questions next time!
Have a good rest, fellas! See you tomorrow!