Coaches care about grammar


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Coaches Care About Grammar

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Problem Words

The words and phrases included in this section are those that the usage or spelling were questioned by the Communication and Marketing staff. This list was created to assist us in creating consistency within our writing.

  • When using a specific century as a noun, the number and century are not hyphenated. When used as an adjective, the number and century should be hyphenated. Note that it is not capitalized.
  • RIGHT: The Moors invaded Spain in the 6th century.
  • RIGHT: Becquer was an 18th-century poet.
  • WRONG: The 20th Century is over.

Advance / Advanced

  • Advance notice, not advanced notice

Advisor / Adviser

  • Use advisor when referring to Alma College “academic advisors.” All other uses of adviser should follow AP style.

Affect / Effect

  • Affect: Most often a verb meaning to influence, to bring about a change in.

Too much liquor affects your health.

  • Affect is a noun only in psychological terminology, meaning a feeling or emotion.
  • Effect is most commonly used as a noun.

The effects of alcohol have been researched.

  • Effect as a verb means to produce, to cause, to make happen.

The doctor effected a cure.


Alumnus: masculine singular Alumni: masculine plural Alumna: feminine singular Alumnae: feminine plural

Alumni: the generic word for all former students, whether graduates or not.

  • Alma style is to use alumni for both all-embracing and masculine plural, alumnus for masculine singular, alumna for feminine singular, and alumnae for feminine plural. Alums is acceptable in informal spoken references, but it should not be used in publications.

Between / Among

  • Between is used to express the relationship of two things.
  • When the relationship refers to more than two entities or is collective and vague, the word is among. Among is not used for only two.

Burns Dinner

The Burns Dinner is named for Bobbie Burns and needs no apostrophe.


Use chair instead of chairperson, chairman or chairwoman.


  • The plural noun coaches is sometimes misused as a possessive.

coach’s award or coaches’ award, depending upon sport

Complement / Compliment

  • To complement is to fill, make whole, complete, supply a lack, bring to perfection.

A course in art history complements your liberal arts education.

  • To compliment is to praise, congratulate, approve.

The professor complimented the student on her performance on the exam.

Compose, Comprise

  • Compose means to create or put together.

She composed a song. The zoo is composed of many animals.

  • Comprise means to contain, to include all or embrace. It is best used only in the active voice, followed by a direct object. Never follow comprised by the preposition “of.”

RIGHT: The jury comprises five men and seven women. The zoo comprises many animals.

WRONG: The jury is comprised of five men and seven women.

Counselor /Counseler


  • Curriculum is the singular form meaning course or course of study. The plural is either curricula or curriculums, with curricula Alma’s preferred style.

Ensure / Insure

  • Ensure: To make sure or certain of.

Good nutrition ensures good health.

  • Insure: To cover with insurance.

I plan to insure my car.


  • Collective nouns are either singular or plural depending on the context of the sentence. Try to avoid using faculty as a noun or as the subject of the sentence. The difference in meaning between faculty meaning individuals and meaning a group is very subtle. Consequently, sentences seem awkward to the reader. Making faculty an adjective as in faculty members is one way to avoid this problem.
  1. A faculty member must submit this form.
  2. The newest political science professors joined Alma’s faculty in 2005.
  3. The faculty are meeting with the provost.
  4. Alma’s faculty is meeting with the president.

Faculty-Student Research

In body copy, use a hyphen rather than a slash. Faculty and student research is also acceptable.


  • Capitalize federal when it is part of a title. When federal is used as an adjective referring to institutions or activities of the federal government, use lowercase.

Federal Register [title of publication] the federal courts

state and federal financial aid programs

Fewer / Less

  • Use fewer for individual items that are quantifiable or countable. Use less for bulk or quantity.

Fewer pies than cakes were brought to the bake sale.

Because you took such a large piece, there is less pie for the rest of us.

First-year Student / Freshman / Freshmen

  • In college publications, use the non-gender-specific first-year student, not freshman, to refer to a first-year college student who does not have enough credits to be considered a sophomore. First-year student is the appropriate term for most admissions literature. Use capital letters when referring to the First-year Class.
  • Institutions of higher education seem to be divided in their use of the term freshman or first-year student. We have elected to use first-year student in our publications. First-year Class may be used to differentiate between the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes.
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Fundraising / Fundraiser

Fundraising is hard work.

The director used a new fundraising technique to raise money for the project.


  • An informal reference to graduates, grads should be avoided in most publications. Its use, however, can be appropriate, depending upon audience and purpose.

Health Care / Healthcare

  • AP Stylebook: Health care is two words in all references.
  • An Industry Recommendation:

health care (noun) Definition: a set of actions by a person or persons to maintain or improve the health of a patient/customer.

  • I have developed a plan for my patient’s health care.
  • A heavier emphasis on preventive health care by patients and providers will improve health outcomes and quality of life.
  • The RNs in this practice provide the majority of the health care for their patients.
    • Special case: hyphenated adjectival form of “health care”:
    • Health-care services have become more expensive and more complex over the last 50 years.
    • The health-care needs of the patients in this hospital wing are much higher than the needs of the average patient.

healthcare (noun or adjective) Definition: a system, industry, or field that facilitates the logistics and delivery of health care for patients/consumers.

    1. Noun:
    2. I hope to work in healthcare one day.
    3. Healthcare’s number and diversity of players grew significantly over the course of the 20th century.
    4. Modern healthcare requires both skilled clinicians and savvy, experienced business professionals to be effective and successful.
    • Adjective:
    • The healthcare IT industry has been booming as a result of the strong demand for population analytics and effective electronic health record (EHR) systems.
    • Healthcare reform has been a tough but important process to address many of the systematic failures of the healthcare system.
    • Many former Wall Street professionals are moving into healthcare finance as a result of the industry’s massive growth.
  • To put it more simply:“Health care — two words — refers to provider actions. Healthcare — one word — is a system. We need the second in order to have the first.”


  • A rather than an is the appropriate article to use with the adjective historic.

Its / It’s

  • Its is a possessive adjective. It’s is a contraction. The apostrophe is only used for the contraction for it is or it has.

The committee will announce its decision this week.

It’s going to be a very busy week during the beginning of the term.

Lay / Lie

  • Lie is an intransitive verb that does not require a direct object to complete its meaning. To lie is to recline (or to tell a falsehood*).
  1. Yesterday I lay down to take a nap.
  2. Lie down.

  3. Simple Present: lie Simple Past: lay (lied*) Simple Future: will lie Present Progressive: am/is/are lying Past Progressive: was/were lying Future Progressive: will be lying Present Perfect: has/have lain (or lied*) Past Perfect: had lain (lied*) Future Perfect: will have lain (lied*) Present Perfect Progressive: has/have been lying Past Perfect Progressive: had been lying
  4. Future Perfect Progressive: will have been lying
  • Lay is a transitive verb and requires an object. To lay is to place.
  • Lay the book down.
  • Simple Present: lay Simple Past: laid Simple Future: will lay Present Progressive: am/is/are laying Past Progressive: was/were laying Future Progressive: will be laying Present Perfect: has/have laid Past Perfect: had laid Future Perfect: will have laid Present Perfect Progressive: has/have been laying Past Perfect Progressive: had been laying
  • Future Perfect Progressive: will have been laying

More Than / Over

  • More than refers to collective quantity as in “More than 10,000 people attended the Highland Festival” or “More than $20,000 was raised for the annual event.” This is the preferred term rather than using over. 

Myself / Me

  • Myself is a reflexive pronoun that requires the personal antecedent “I” to be used earlier in the sentence. Avoid using myself as a substitute for me. Per Words on Words by John B. Bremner, myself is “…overused, especially in speech, by the timid who need a case study of the difference between I and me.”
  • Me is a respectable word which is often exchanged for the incorrect I. Me is an objective pronoun; it receives the action of the verb. I is a subjective pronoun; it performs the action of the verb.

RIGHT: They gave a lovely hostess gift to Cynthia and me.

WRONG: They gave a lovely hostess gift to Cynthia and I.


  • Placement of only is an important consideration. Differences in meaning can result:
  1. He ate only bananas for breakfast.
  2. Only he ate bananas for breakfast.
  3. He ate bananas only for breakfast.


  • In formal reports, proposals and releases write out as percent. Advertising, promotional or list copy may use % sign for visual impact.


  • Avoid practicum in writing meant to persuade; use internship instead.

Pre-Med / Pre-Medicine / Pre-Medical

  • Pre-Med, although not technically a major at Alma, may be used as a major listing in hometown releases.
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EXCEPTION: Pre-Med should not be used in releases on degree candidates when the official major will have been established.

  • The same applies to Pre-Law, Pre-Occupational Therapy, etc.

Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presently / Currently

Avoid using presently and currently. Use “now” or no time designation.

Principal / Principle

  • Principle (noun only) means fundamental or general truth or rules. Principal can be used as an adjective or a noun. As an adjective, it means “main” or “primary.” As a noun, it refers to the head of a school or the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated.

Edward’s principal ambition was to become a United States senator. [adjective]

Mr. Smith, a former botany teacher, was made principal of Upper Darby High School. [noun]

  • You owe the bank $1,070 principal plus three year’s interest at six percent. [noun]
  • The principles of geometry never change. [noun]
  • Their principal objection concerned money.

Stationary / Stationery

  • Stationary: Not moving; fixed in a position. (Remember a for always)
  • Stationery: Writing paper and envelopes. (Remember e for envelope.)

Lighting must be artistically adjusted when photographing stationary objects.

College stationery bearing the two-color logo should not be printed for off-campus distribution.


  • Use a hyphen to describe students who play on the various athletic teams.

That / Which

  • That introduces information essential to understanding the sentence. That defines and limits the subject. Commas are usually not needed when that introduces a clause.
  • A comma precedes which when it begins information that could easily be omitted from the sentence without causing confusion or harm to the sentence. Such information simply provides extra knowledge and needs to be set apart by commas.
  1. Wasn’t it the Eisenhower that sailed to the Gulf last month?

Coaches sentence examples

  • Coaches for Porlock and Lynton start from the town.
  • Its situation at the junction of two great roads from the west of England made it an important coaching station, and some Soo coaches formerly passed through it daily.
  • athletics coaches were hired to help train our skills.
  • per hour: – rv= 3.58-I 165S(I 61S } 50) for 4-wheel coaches, (13) 1000 rv= 3-58+ I 645(1 61S +IO) for bogie coaches.
  • In the same year there were 7279 persons employed in the making of cycles, motor cars, railway coaches and waggons and carriages and other vehicles.
  • During summer steamers ply between the Trossachs and Stronachlachar and there is a daily service of coaches from the Trossachs to Callander (about io m.) and to Aberfoyle (9 m.), and between Stronachlachar, to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond (about 42 m.).
  • There is excellent fishing for salmon and trout, and in summer coaches leave their daily loads of tourists here.
  • Inversnaid is the point of arrival and departure for the Trossachs coaches, and here, too, there is a graceful waterfall, fed by the Arklet from the loch of that name, 22 m.
  • The former is often a rich oil-gas, stored in steel reservoirs under the coaches at a pressure of six or seven atmospheres, and passed through a reducing valve to the burners; these used to be of the ordinary fish-tail type, but inverted incandescent mantles are coming into increasing use.
  • The current required for it is generated by dynamos driven from the axles of the coaches.
  • And thus he was led to draw that interesting picture of the literary recluse among the crowds of London: ” While coaches were rattling through Bond Street, I have passed many a solitary evening in my lodging with my books.
  • Coaches and cars traverse the main roads during the summer, but many of the finest dales and passes are accessible only on foot or by ponies.
  • ” Hackney coaches ” for hire are first mentioned in 1625, when they were kept at inns, and numbered 20.
  • The inhabitants used coaches and chairs more than boats, and the banks of the river were neglected.
  • Some assume it to be Erichthonius, son of Athena and Hephaestus, who was translated to the skies by Zeus on account of his invention of chariots or coaches.
  • Automobiles are not allowed within the park, and the principal means of conveyance is by stage coaches and by a steamboat on Yellowstone Lake.
  • Spinoza was buried on the 25th of February “in the new church upon the Spuy, being attended,” Colerus tells us, “by many illustrious persons and followed by six coaches.”
  • Public highways have been constructed between the large cities and to some points on the frontiers, and subsidized stage coaches are run on some of them.
  • At last, concluding from movements in the enemy's lines that there would be no fighting that day, Rupert and Newcastle strolled away to their coaches and their soldiers dismounted and lay down to rest.
  • At the same time he reduced the duties on stage coaches, on foreign and colonial coffee, on foreign and colonial timber, and repealed the export duties on British manufactures.
  • Carriages were soon after introduced, and the use of them speedily became so fashionable that a bill was brought in ” to restrain the excessive and superfluous use of coaches.”
  • The road rose so steeply here that in 1812 an effort was made to lessen the slope for coaches by means of an archway, and a new way was completed in 1900.
  • Once the addict commits to change, former addicts turned rehabilitation coaches lead the addict through the desert.
  • The majority of sports are mainly anaerobic in nature yet coaches have their athletes run 3 miles per day.
  • Both coaches went home in upbeat mood, keenly aware of the priceless nature of collective character.
  • A double row of overturned coaches made a capital barricade, with a few paving stones.
  • However, his buddy won't help him pay off his debts unless he coaches for a corporately sponsored youth baseball team.
  • Derby County Coaches help local children On Saturday 18th June football did come home to The Community House!
  • Bungay CC welcomes both boys and girls to training sessions and have qualified coaches to help create better players for the future.
  • Youth soccer coaches need to bear in mind the physical and mental age of their players when planning their training sessions.
  • Units have five coaches, driving trailer, two trailers, trailer buffet and driving trailer composite.
  • couchette coaches on nearly all lines are suitable for wheelchair users.
  • There are a number of golf courses just a short drive from Praia da Luz and coaches take day-trippers to the local water parks.
  • once demobbed he joined his father driving busses and coaches for Birch Bros., a then well-known Hertford company.
  • derailed coaches were damaged in varying degree.
  • derailed in the collision which followed, and there was slight damage to eleven of the sixteen coaches.
  • There must have been around fifty coaches, including double-deckers, parading through the village.
  • Practitioners of childbirth support include childbirth educators, childbirth assistants and women labor coaches who also provide post-partum home care.
  • Bob actively coaches many of the Cricket teams at the club and is a very well respected elder statesman.
  • Coaches We operate a large fleet of modern high quality coaches.
  • The Eurostar train coaches are non-smoking and each relaxing seat has a footrest and reading lamp.
  • four-in-hand coaches and sporting vehicles.
  • Going to a gym enables the all round enhancement of fitness as coaches will teach, support and assist individuals in their training.
  • My anonymous informant brings a welcome report on Abbey Coaches.
  • Additionally, cartoon posters were painted on aluminum sheets 4ft by 2ft and riveted on the back and side of long distance intercity coaches.
  • Car parking is available opposite the Church forty yards from the Church, and coaches can park in a nearby road lay-by.
  • As a result coaches and busses of various operators had to use New road and The Oxpens to turn vehicles around and take layovers.
  • What's more, all of our coaches have less than the maximum number of seats that could be fitted – offering extra legroom.
  • Neither group is catered for by coaches with wheelchair lifts.
  • liveried coaches operate services between airports.
  • Aimed at coaches talking to small boats who don't want to use a megaphone.
  • However, in the case of a gross mismatch i think that the coaches would not conceed the contest beforehand.
  • mounted on both bogies on the motor coaches.
  • In the second half nomads responded to the coaches l5: request for more passing movement with some very fluid play.
  • Messrs. S and J Isaac had three omnibuses and two coaches.
  • John and William Glover were operating three omnibuses and two coaches between Enfield Town and Bishopsgate.
  • operate a large fleet of modern high quality coaches.
  • The CCES provides services and resources to athletes, coaches, sport organizations, the media and the general public.
  • A third way for coaches to help build confidence is through verbal persuasion.
  • qualified coaches have to attend specific training; these sessions are run in local areas.
  • All this whilst hauling a demonstration rake of coaches is a real test.
  • redwing coaches of Herne Hill, London, have an up-to-date fleet of around 50 coaches.
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Sport and Activities

Students are encouraged to become involved in some form of sport or co-curricular activity. We offer more than 40 extra-curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance the curriculum and enrich the lives of students.

These fulfilling, character building activities range from rugby, swimming and cricket to debating, chess, and stage band. Each activity will help students develop their natural talents.

Boys enjoy sporting, cultural, intellectual, and artistic activities, and while we do celebrate the thrill of the win, we also promote the value of participation.

Through these programs our students learn about teamwork, mental fitness, fair play, and how to deal with loss as well as success. Our programs promote resilience, determination, and respect, which we recognise as being important for a boy's overall wellbeing.

Students have the opportunity to represent our school in a wide variety of sports and many of our former student athletes have competed successfully at national and international competitions and after graduating, have gone on to become professional sportsmen in their field.

Our staff work alongside sports specialists, elite coaches, psychologists, and doctors, to further develop skills, health and nutrition, motivation, sportsmanship, and commitment.

Ipswich Grammar School is a proud member of the Great Public School (GPS) system, which is regarded as one of the best private school sports and extra-curricular competitions in Australia. Ipswich Grammar has a proud history in the GPS competition winning over 60 premierships in various sports.

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