The Christmas season of goodwill prompts reflections of seeking meaningful understanding of and engagement with others:
‘If I cannot understand my friend’s silence, I will never get to understand his words.’
‘I don’t think’ …..’then you shouldn’t talk’ said the Hatter
LEWIS CARROLL (from Alice in Wonderland)
‘People will forget what you said and will forget what you did but will never forget how you made them feel.’
The above are listed in EQ4U’s quotes section:
COMMUNICATION & UNDERSTANDING – EQ4U
This month’s grammar notes from Kathy’s book, pages 60 – 62 referencing clarification of common Latin abbreviations and correct comma usage:
- i.e.,- Latin ‘id est’, meaning ‘that is’ or ‘in other words’, generally followed by a comma.
- e.g., – Latin ‘exempli gratia’, meaning ‘for example’. It, too, should be followed by a comma.
- et al – Latin ‘et alii’ meaning ‘and others’. It does not require a comma.
- etc. – Latin ‘et cetera’ meaning ‘and the rest’, ‘and so forth’. It should be preceded by a comma.
Please continue to let me know if you have any grammar or communication notes that you would like me to include or if you have any comments.
*Grammar notes are dedicated to the memory of ‘Ruthless Editor’ Kathy Watson. Kathy’s book: ‘Grammar for people who hate rules’ is a helpful reference source. Link to book: https://amzn.to/2AaV5bE