|Should you say “I am wearing an or a uniform.” ?
Read on for the answer below.
|When do you use An or A?|
|Simply put, you use ‘An’ when initials sound a e i o u. In uniform ‘u’ sounds like ‘you’ which starts with ‘y’ not ‘u’ sound like the one in an umbrella. Hence a uniform is correct.’|
|How can you improve on your Editing?|
|In O’levels English Paper 1 (1128), Editing is a weighty section worth 10 marks. Many students are unable to score a good grade for this section because they may not be familiar with some key rules of grammar. Read on for some quick tips for editing and common preposition mistakes.
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Tips for Editing at O’Levels
(i) Prepositions of Time
When do you use ‘In’ , ‘On’ and ‘At’ ?
- Parts of days
Morning / Afternoon
E.g. It is 7am in the morning.
E.g. My birthday is in July
E.g. I was born in the year 2005.
E.g. As we usher in the 21st Century …
- Holidays that end with ‘day’
E.g. I was born on National Day.
- Days of the week
E.g. I forgot that my homework was due on Monday.
- Days of the month
E.g. Singapore’s National Day is on 9th August.
- Holidays without ‘day’ (Lunar New Year, Deepavali)
E.g. I am always busy at Deepavali because I have many relatives to visit.
- Time (Midnight, Noon, 10am, 1pm)
E.g. I am going to meet my best friend for lunch at 1.30pm.
Prepositions of Place >> in, on, and at.
E.g. I live in Clementi
E.g. I work in London
E.g. My family lives in China
- Streets, Avenues
E.g. I live on the Sixth Avenue
I live on Sentosa Island
- Large Vehicles or surfaces
E.g. Train, Bus, Ship
E.g. I lost my wallet on the train
E.g. I live at 210 Riverdale Street
- Specific Location
E.g. I am at home now
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