False equivalence: the little-known English error that muddles the meaning of your text
The common phrases “in contrast” and “by contrast" are often changed by editors when these phrases start a sentence as an introductory phrase in formal English. Which one is right?
A quick tip about writing strategy.
The second phrase is correct. In this case, “everyone” is second person because these people are being directly addressed by the speaker. It’s fine to use “everyone” as the subject of an imperative clause, and this is a similar case. Note that no capitalization is required for “everyone.” Everyone, everybody, everything, everywhere - English Grammar… Continue reading Which is correct: “thank you to everyone” or “thank you, everyone”?
Here, the term “best” is actually a noun. It is short for “best of luck.” “Best” is a confusing term because it can function as a verb (“she bests him at tennis”), adverb (“the best singing”), adjective (“the best singer”), or noun (“he did his best”). However, in “all the best,” it is a noun.… Continue reading Which is correct: “I wish you all the best” or “I wish you all the bests”?