Dr Lim Chin Lam

Recent and archived articles by Dr Lim Chin Lam

26 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

A word too many

When extra words are ill-advised.

12 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

The -ing words revisited

Exploring the scope of '-ing' words and the ways of using them.

26 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Calling a spade something else

Saying things in alternative ways (including euphemisms), and examining the ways of using them.

12 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Of goofs and gaffes

Examining typos and gaffes in newspapers and turning them into lessons in English.

29 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oh oh! Oh no! Onomatopoeia

Turning sounds into words and the use of such words.

15 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nicknaming time

Discusses possible names for the current decade.

1 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Participles gone wrong

Continues fromPart One and showswhere participles andparticipial phrases cango wrong.

18 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Modifiers awry

The generic termmodifier and howadverbs, adjectives, andparticiples - as well astheir phrases - can goawry or 'dangle'.

4 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

The ‘airy’ suffixes

Ambling down the road of etymology, DR LIM CHIN LAM picked up some notes about the three groups of suffixes, as elaborated here.

20 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

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