Привет. Heter du Vladimir Putin?

Skolorna fördömer å det starkaste Rysslands invasion av Ukraina. Vi har infört effektiva sanktioner mot president Vladimir Putin.

Är du president Putin?

Vi vet att denna låtsassanktion kan tolkas som ett hån mot modern diplomati. Det har aldrig varit vår avsikt.

Common Mistakes

Dear reader, this is a simple guide on four common mistakes in English. I wish you a pleasant reading.

Something of Interest

As you probably know, London is the capital of England. Of is used when there is a relationship between the words. The capital of..., the color of..., a piece of..., etc. Of should be used to imply ownership when the "owner" is an object. Therefore, London is the capital of England. We would refrain from saying London is England's capital. England is not a person. However, if you were to talk about my car, the correct phrasing would be "Bosse's car", since I am a person.

Capitalization in English

In English, English is capitalized (the first letter is big), in contrast to how we capitalize Swedish, where we would write engelska with a small initial letter. Additionally, when writing English headers, all "important words" should be capitalized. "Unimportant words" are the, of, a, an and and. "The American Dream" and "The Lord of the Rings" are correct examples.

British versus American

The most common differences are that the British often replace "z" with "s" (e.g. realise) and "ou" with "o" (e.g. colour). Some words are also different, such as biscuit versus cookie. Grey, lift, underground and theatre are British, while gray, elevator, subway and theater are not. If you are interested, here are some more differing words.

Contracting Names

Bosse's is the contracted form of both "Bosse is" and "Bosse has". The same goes for other pronouns: "he's gone to school" or "he's in school" are both correct. As you already are familiar with, the suffix 's could also be used as in "Bosse's house", meaning Bosse is the owner of the house.

That was all for today!