This is one of the most curious and overlooked mistakes in English: the subject-verb agreement in sentences using the “one of the…” structure.
Author: John van Vliet
3 influential female authors who have greatly impacted my career | International Women’s Day 2021
These three female authors and copyeditors are influential to the work that I do as a proofreader, copyeditor, documentation specialist, and writer.
The forging of Sword Word Creative
Choosing and using the right words is like supplying your writing and speech—your army of ideas—with the powerful weapons. Words are powerful when used correctly and appropriately!
The serene, pristine, and halcyon days
My wife and the soon-to-be-mother of my soon-to-be-present child had been feeling anxious, just as her pregnancy calendar turned to the ninth hour—the final month. She was fretting over the placement of dressers, the storage of clothes and toys, and the cleanliness of sheets and surfaces. Turns out she had been “nesting”, a natural reaction … Continue reading The serene, pristine, and halcyon days
Mornings are prime real estate in my world of time and productiveness. I am of the utmost utility at dawn, and I am waxed strong and motivated prior to the sun’s ascendance. However, there are two consequences of being a morning person: I am utterly useless in the evening.Perplexing and challenging Biblical truths are more … Continue reading Good mourning
Destined, Purposed, and Fulfilled
Three men, strangers to each other, sat on a bench. They each felt inwardly incomplete and lacking. After significant time had passed, one man spoke...
Even the Stones Will Cry Out
"We are lovers of ourselves, and no one else. We are boasters, and proud. We call evil things good, and good things evil. In fact, we despise things which are good. We deny a higher power, but act like we are the higher power. And all of these things are driving us from the Lord in heaven. We are in a time where if we continue to keep silent and hold our tongues from confessing who the Lord is, that even the stones will immediately cry out."
And God Remembered Him
Most of the human race has left Earth, fearing its demise by their own hands was imminent. Few remain on the planet and are kept entertained by devices that can vividly play back their most cherished memories. Henry is one such person who thrives on the joys of yesteryear. The nomadic man frequently moves to the villages left standing on Earth in an effort to create new memories to store. His old life left Earth along with most of the human race, isolating himself and a smattering of peoples on the unkempt planet to live out their lives.
2020: A Purple Passage in History
The first 7 percent of the new decade has made recent history seem like salad days for most of the globe. The coronavirus and George Floyd's death have spurred massive calls for massive societal changes. But being angry will not register change. Only humility can bring change.