Figure this out
A reader wants to know if it should be ‘a 5 week and 3 day run-up’ or ‘a 5 week and 3 days run-up’.
The verb “is” is correctly used there, because the writer cites only ONE complaint among many, i.e. “that pregnant women underperform in their duties.”
However, the verb “ complaints normally should be replaced by “ complaints; we them.
Which is correct?
in “Among by employers ...”
1. The apple is red in colour./The apple is red colour.
2. Lily reads a story to her brother./Lily reads to her brother.
3. My father rides his motorcycle to work./ My father rides on his motorcycle to work. –
1. The apple is red in colour.” is correct. But it would be better to write “The apple is red.” It is understood that “red” refers to the colour.
2. Both sentences use the simple present tense which expresses, among other things, an activity that is done regularly. So something must be added to the sentences to make them meaningful, e.g.
a) Lily reads a story to her brother b) Lily reads to her brother
Alternatively, you can use the present continuous tense to indicate what Lily is doing i.e. a) Lily a story to her brother. b) Lily to her brother. 3. The correct sentence is “My father rides his motorcycle to work.” You don’t need “on” after “rides” in this kind of sentence, which talks about how someone goes to work. But you can use “on” in a sentence like the following caption of a photograph in a British newspaper:
“Hugh Jackman his motorcycle in front of the Harkins Tempe Marketplace theatres for the premiere of ‘ X-Men Origins Wolverine’ in Tempe, Ariz”