ERIC Number: ED276048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Usage Update. P.E.N. (Primary English Notes) 16.
Walshe, R. D.
Primary English Notes (P.E.N.), n16 1979
To help teachers stay abreast of changes in language usage, this update presents 100 alphabetically arranged short answers to questions often asked by teachers, parents, and students. The guide takes a "style" approach to usage, providing answers that draw attention to the language choices and flexibilities available in particular situations. For example, when asked about the difference between the terms "among" or "between," the traditional rule is cited (use "between" when referring to two things and "among" when referring to three or more items), followed by a comment noting that the rule is not always helpful, since both words are used without confusion by speakers and writers, often in contradiction to this rule. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Rozelle (Australia).