Recently, I heard a story on a national radio show that started with this line: “There are stories, there are great stories, and then there are oversized stories.” Too bad, there is no correspondence between subjects and verbs in this sentence. I just did some research on what I should have done before asking my question! I`ve done a few pages, here`s one of the references I`ve used: tinyurl.com/qls48x, by the way, I agree with you to teach correct spelling — at least as much as you can teach it. Knowledge of standardized spelling not only makes it easier to understand, but also to facilitate the quick recognition of words when reading. Also knowing how to do things on the “standard” way is useful for occasions when it is important. Again, students do not need to always spell properly. But I think standard spelling is the most appropriate choice for university work, regardless of the class they choose. I sing the words “a house” in Felix Mendelssohn`s St. Paul Oratory. It`s weird, and I wouldn`t use it online, but I wouldn`t say it`s wrong. Of course, you don`t say “a horse” or “a house” because it sounds wrong. That`s all he needs, what`s the best sound. Of course, words need to be uttered correctly, which most Americans don`t seem to be able to do.
I did not know that it was more common today, as you say, that they are used as universal pronouns. Can I ask you questions based on your explanation? Is this something you think they encountered, or was something you read true? It`s curious. It is only my experience that “it” is used more often. I also find “she” very often used, although wrong. No no. Here it should be “me” because that is the subject of the sentence and follows a preposition. Also try telling Gwen Stefani fans that “were” the correct word in a subjunctive mood. The abuse of I hope – “I feel bad” <-hmm, I`m corrected, Merriam-Webster says "I feel bad" is acceptable. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nauseous thoughts? BUT [soap_box_mode-ON], my humble opinion, you must always write in a way that clearly communicates what you mean.
In other words, there should be no ambiguity. You always have to write while looking at the audience. Too often, the lack of reflection on small problems can lead to obscure meanings and ambiguities. When asked, the answer is too often: “But it is obvious to !!!” That`s good, but you left ours the most hated. It makes me sand my teeth and he wants to beat the person who writes it. “Who wants to go to the mall with Beth and me?” (z.B.) Instead of the good “Beth and ME.” But that means 10% of your readers stop thinking in the semifinals: “Oh, look. He doesn`t know it`s me, not me. Or, “Oooh, look. He was cracking an infinitive. (No, I know there`s nothing wrong with dividing an infinitive, but some of my readers do.) Or: “Oooh, look. He knows the difference between “less” and “less.” EX: Try saying, “I slipped into the room” and see if you don`t have at least one person you`re looking at as if you have one foot out of your head. But if you said the fake “snuck,” they don`t even realize it. It is obviously more a question of lightness of pronunciation than of grammar.
The way grammar is shaped shows that this is manifested in writing. It is a rhetorical question, so it is more of a statement than a normal question, because the speaker does not wait for an answer – and does not ask either. You could say that using a question mark is more “correct,” but there is some logic to using the period that I can enjoy.