English academic writing for students and researchers by Yakhontova T.V.

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Find it difficult to resist the language's male centeredness. The power relations within the English language are revealed in its gender biases, the majority of which rest on the traditional sexual division of labor and on the cultural assumption of male superiority. These gender biases imply and/or project constructions of women as unequal to men. Use of a gender-neutral form of English strives to correct these distorted assumptions by making apparent the full participation of both sexes in all spheres of life.

A singular noun, pronoun, or an uncountable noun is used with a singular verb. A plural noun or pronoun is used with a plural verb. T h e water in t h e river is fresh a n d transparent. T h e stars shine brightly in t h e sky. 2. After or or nor a verb agrees with the subject closest to it. N e i t h e r t h e doctors nor the patient wants to c o n t i n u e t r e a t m e n t . T h e c h a i r m a n or the committee members decide w h e n to m e e t next. 3. The following singular expressions with plural nouns agree with plural verbs: a number of...

European e m i g r a n t s left their h o m e l a n d s to escape political oppression. 4. Capitalize the definite article in The Hague. T h e y will s o o n visit The H a g u e , t h e royal city of t h e N e t h e r l a n d s . Note: in British usage, the definite article is also capitalized in The Netherlands. 5. Capitalize the titles of books, plays, movies, music, but do not capitalize articles, conjunctions, or prepositions unless they are the first word of the title. How English Works (a book) The New Yorker (a magazine) The Marriage of Figaro (an opera) My Fair Lady (a movie) 6.

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