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"Either" is singular in form followed by "was" instead of "were" in the past Nouns

"Either" should be used only to refer to one of two items. "Any" is required when more than two items are involved,

"Either" is singular in form followed by "is" instead of "are" Nouns

"Either" should be used only to refer to one of two items. "Any" is required when more than two items are involved,

Use "will", "must" instead of "shall" Style

The word shall is rarely used correctly. Shall have many different meanings in which is beyond the meaning of an imperative "must". It has been identified as a very common error in contracts and legal documentation, where shall is used instead of may, must, or even when, giving a direction, stating circumstances, negating a right or duty, expressing an intention.

Join the cardinal number with its suffix Numbers György Chityil - George
Double Negative - indefinite pronoun + frequency adverb Double Negative

A double negative employs two negatives in the same sentence so that they cancel each other and create a positive. In Shakespeare's day, double negatives were considered emphatic, but today, they are considered grammar mistakes.

Double Negative - frequency adverb + indefinite pronoun Double Negative

A double negative employs two negatives in the same sentence so that they cancel each other and create a positive. In Shakespeare's day, double negatives were considered emphatic, but today, they are considered grammar mistakes.

Double Negative - not un... (adjective) Double Negative

A double negative employs two negatives in the same sentence so that they cancel each other and create a positive. In Shakespeare's day, double negatives were considered emphatic, but today, they are considered grammar mistakes.

Use "anxious" instead of "very worried" Intensifiers György Chityil - George
Use "sagacious" instead of "very wise" Intensifiers György Chityil - George
Use "villainous" instead of "very wicked" Intensifiers György Chityil - George