Introduction to Grammar Guidelines

With texting, Facebook, and Twitter fast becoming main modes of communication, the new shorthand lingo that is developing will no doubt bring about a higher frequency of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. The rules that define proper English seem to fade into the distance as more people forget them and replace that knowledge with acronyms such as OMG and LOL. The hope for this site is to reinforce proper English grammar and continue to encourage eloquent writing and speech.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Plural Form of "Rendezvous"

What, you may ask, is the plural form of the word "Rendezvous?" It is actually the same as the singular form--no extra "s" or apostrophe necessary. The distinction is in the pronunciation. When using the singular form, you do not pronounce the "s" at the end; it is silent. To pluralize it, you simply pronounce the "s."

Singular: Rendezvous (rän-di-vü)
Plural: Rendezvous (rän-di-vüz)

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