Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Glossary of Training Terms

Using the same format as the grammar glossary, I have put together a glossary of training terms - good for people taking a train-the-trainer course.

The glossary is at: www.roadtogrammar.com/training_glossary

It works on tablet and smartphone, too.

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

THEMSELF is getting more popular.

I think a lot of language purists dislike the word THEMSELF, even though language learners often see a logic in using it.

The usage over time is interesting, according to Google:












It spiked in the early 1800s before growing in popularity from the 1970s until now.

Even for non-language-purists, there is a right and a wrong way to use the word. We should use it in place of 'himself' or 'herself' when the gender is unclear. We shouldn't use it to replace 'themselves'.

Right:   A person who scores an 8.0 on the IELTS test may well feel proud of themself.
Wrong: They all did well on the IELTS test and they felt proud of themself. (should be themselves)

New Word Game: Fonetix

Here is a new word game to try. Use the word parts on the tiles to form a word before the timer runs out. Try for a bonus or high score....