Proofreading Tips #3: Indefinite PronounsWhy are these important when proofreading? It's knowing when to use a singular or a plural verb. The "indefinite" part of these pronouns refers to the fact that the subject is undefined.Many writers fall into the grammar trap by assuming that because the pronoun is referencing multiple entities, it requires a plural verb. Often it just "won't sound right" otherwise. But when these entities are referred to as a collective, a singular verb is the word you'll want to use. Examples of singular verb indefinite pronouns include:AnyoneAnybodyAnythingEachEitherEveryEveryoneEverybodyEverythingNeitherNobodyNothingSomeoneSomebodySomethingHere are some examples of what I mean by a sentence "not sounding right" but it really is technically correct:"Neither of the students wants to join her for lunch."See that? Neither is actually the subject--"neither wants"--but because we add clarification that we are referring to students, it doesn't sound right. This can
How to Make a WorldHow to make a worldTable of Contents:-Intro-Part 1: Home Sweet Home: The basics of you world-Part 2: Into the Garden of Madness: The Human PsycheINTRODUCTION! read this!This is meant to be a general guide on how you can make your own planet/world and what patterns it would input onto its denizens. As well as how you can alter your world history as it goes on. PLEASE NOTE! This guide is going under the assumption that you are making an Earth/Human-like planet, if you're going to do something drastically different DON'T BE ALARMED, many pieces of this guide will still apply but just know where your world would differ from the "standard" set.Remember, when you know the rules, you will also know how to break them. The point of this guide is not to copy the world history of our own lives but to create a new history unique to the setting which you create BASED on the trends our own species has experienced.PART 1: Home Sweet Home, The Basics of Your WorldThis part of
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