EQ4U UPDATE – APRIL
This month’s quotes reflect on the personal power we hold within us to be our best selves, to inspire motivation and to achieve wellbeing:
‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.’
‘The world is your oyster. Don’t be afraid of opening it’.
CAPTAIN SIR TOM MOORE
‘How time is slipping underneath our feet; unborn tomorrow and dead yesterday, why fret about them if today be sweet.’
‘We hold nothing entirely in our power except our thoughts.’
The above are listed in EQ4U’s quotes section:
Fewer or less? – A reminder grammar note first posted in July 2020:
The simple rule for using ‘fewer’ or ‘less’, is that if things can be counted it’s ‘fewer’, and if unable to be counted it’s ‘less’. Fewer/less distinctions have been noted on my peeve list for many years and Kathy refers to this in her ‘Top 10 misused words’ list on page 137 of her book. A couple of examples of erroneous uses of ‘less’ when it should have been ‘fewer’:
- Article, Sunday Times, June 28th 2020, P9 – ‘Less than three months…….’
- ‘Call Me Dave’ biography, P154 – ‘Less than twelve hours earlier………’
Equivocate (v) / equivocal (adj) – using vague or ambiguous language in order to avoid speaking directly / capable of various interpretations.
*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
Warmest & best wishes,