ILLEGAL GAMBLING ‘ACTIVITIES’
THE WORD ' activities' is popping up much too often in the usage of English in this country -- to the point where it's becoming a very common redundancy.
For instance, when was the last time you saw "illegal gambling" in this country being written without the word "activities"? Gambling is understood to be an activity. If every English teacher in the country received one sen each time this redundancy is used, we'd easily have RM2.6 billion within weeks.
Likewise for sports. Resist the urge to add the word "activities" when it's not necessary. "Autonomous status". Now the correct word is simply "autonomy". All universities in the country have been granted autonomy. Full stop.
When referring to an adult female of the human species it sounds bizarre and may even be considered insulting to use the noun “female” instead of “woman.” “The female pointed the gun at the cop” should be “the woman pointed the gun at the cop.”
Your fiance is the man you plan to marry; your fiancee is the woman you plan to marry. No prizes for guessing what fianceee (triple e’s)