Dr Lim Chin Lam

Recent and archived articles by Dr Lim Chin Lam

13 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Single or plural

A look at the basis for subject-and-verb agreement.

30 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

To err is humane

A look at local English-language newspapers and the language lessons which they can provide.

16 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

I yam not taro

A look at some food names and terms that we Malaysians use and the way these names differ from other usages.

2 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Of people and actions

More word-endings to label people

18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Of people and places

A look at how people are named after places and after other people.

4 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

More on adjectives

A further look at adjectives, including aspects of agreement with pronouns and with verbs.

21 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Being subject to the subjunctive

The subjunctive mood in English is less developed than in Latin.

7 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Words that look or sound alike

There are many words which are similar in spelling or pronunciation but which carry different meanings.

23 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

The lowdown on adjectives

A ramble through the different aspects of adjectives - words which add spice to text.

9 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Not a word too many

When extra words are in order.