I was asked this question the other day by a learner of English; quite simply, do we MAKE or DO a presentation?
If you go online there are different stories, but as usual I went along to Google n-grams and checked out what they had to say.
It’s interesting. Prior to 1960 nobody really did anything with presentations. They didn’t often make, do, or give them. But soon…
In the fields of computational linguistics an n-gram is a sequence of items from a corpus of language.
An n-gram could be any combination of letters, phonemes, syllables or words, etc. Looking at n-grams is useful to help work out how language works and is used in everyday situations.
Google Books offers an n-gram search online. This allows users to see how a word, etc, is used. It…
Please… whatever else you do… spell GRAMMAR with an A at the end and not an E.
GRAMM A R – yes
GRAMM E R – no
According to Google, a search for ‘grammer’ brings up over 4 million hits.
However, things seem to be getting better. Looking at Google n-grams we can see that people seem to be spelling grammar correctly…