"News" - English Grammar

We use the uncountable noun news to mean ‘information or reports about recent events’. It takes a singular verb:

The news is good about Mary. The doctors are very happy about her progress.

Not: The news are good about Mary.


I or Me?

Many people use I and me interchangeably in conversation and nobody minds. People care more in written communication so here are some rules.

I = subject of a verb.

I (subject) looked at him (object).

Me = object of a verb.

He (subject) looked at me (object).


March: Equinox

Twice a year day and night fall into balance, lasting for nearly equal lengths. Known as equinoxes, Latin for “equal night,” they occur in March and September and along with solstices, mark the changing of seasons as Earth travels around the sun. 


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.



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