|This month’s theme is about positivity, daring and action – including possible ‘bucket list’ inspiration! The following quotes have different but related life challenging messages:|
‘Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.’
‘Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run as outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.’
‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream Discover.’
The above are all included in EQ4U’s ‘Audacity’ quotes:
A singular noun requires a singular verb, and a plural noun a plural verb. I have an ongoing frustration from hearing what seems to be an increasing number of singular/plural verb/noun mix ups. In the first verb error example below, ‘is’ should be ‘are’ to match with the plural word ‘booths’, in the second, ‘is’ should be ‘are’ to match with plural ‘people’. And the third verb error should be ‘were’ to match with the plural ‘witnesses’.
· ‘There is 26 booths’ (relating to a debate about Eurovision on ‘Politics Live’ – 10.5.23 on BBC2, referenced by an MP on the programme) – Should be ‘There are….
· ‘There is too many people in prison’ (on Morning live 12.5.23)
· ‘There was no eye witnesses’ (Police officer on ‘Killer at the Crime Scene’ TV programme Channel 5 – 11.5.23)