Is there a new meaning to the word twin? I ask because when I read this on Yahoo! Celebrity I thought Ms. Kravitz and Mr. Shadow were dressed alike:
I suppose if twin outfits means “looking nothing alike,” then the writer is right:
I don’t feel good about this adverb on Yahoo! Celebrity. Perhaps you feel slightly different:
Someone who feels differently probably doesn’t use his hands to feel; perhaps that person uses antennae. That would make anyone feel differently. But if a person doesn’t share Mr. Travolta’s feelings, that person feels different.
I gotta give the Yahoo! Celebrity writer credit for trying to use hyphens in a compound modifier. But not too much credit, because he got it wrong:
He tried to combine “five-second to eight-second technical issue,” which is admirable. But the result isn’t quite right. The correct use of hyphens is: five- to eight-second technical issue.
Hey, they both start with the letter A! So, what’s your problem with the Yahoo! Celebrity writer confusing attorneys with accountants? Are they really that different?
Neither the Yahoo! Celebrity writer nor editor has commented on this grammatical gaffe:
When two subjects are joined by neither…nor, the verb must agree with the subject closer to it. In this case, the verb must agree with Jungwirth and should be has commented.
What’s wrong with an MTV award? Nothing. What’s wrong here on Yahoo! Celebrity is a MTV:
The decision to choose a or an is based on the sound of the word that follows — not the spelling or the first letter of the word. In this case, MTV is pronounced em-tee-vee, and the initial sound is that of a vowel. Ergo, an, not a, is the correct indefinite article.