. The Herald's main political commentator is Iain Macwhirter, who writes twice a week for the paper and who is broadly supportive of independence. Using cannabis once or twice a week almost doubles the risk of suffering psychotic symptoms in later life, researchers said yesterday. Ich räume wöchentlich mein Zimmer auf. I love to add to the confusion :. And once or twice a week, I will brew three gallon batches of iced tea, and put it in refrigeration. This loan is similar to the standard fixed-rate loan except for the frequency of payments.
Using bi or semi in front of time periods can cause tremendous confusion. And if you need the meaning twice a, you can substitute semi- for bi-. If you pay bi-weekly fortnightly , you will actually make two more payments in a year than if you pay twice a month which is semi-monthly or bi-monthly, depending on how you interpret those words. However it could be that you were never totally over the sickness and something triggered it to come back. Those rules should not change on the whim of the ignorant; nor should they change based on a wide spread usage that leads to the errosion of clear communications. You and the child of your First Cousin are First Cousins, once removed.
Especially in this kind of cases no one should use terms that can be misunderstood. It should also be noted that often stomach flu is actually a mis-diagnosis of food poisoning. In the meaning of occurring two times a week, the term may appear chiefly in British English to be used when the context allows to clearly differentiate as was shown in the previous answer between the two meanings--occurring every two weeks or twice a week. I detect a fair bit of frustration in the posts being tossed about here and it certainly will not end with this thread. Adding more details from Garner's Modern American usage, bi-means two and semi-means half. Whereas, biennial means occurring once every two years. This ambiguity has been in existence for nearly a century and a half and cannot be eliminated by the dictionary.
Maybe through the following explanation, someone on this page can solidify their use of at least the prefix bi- in their communications. If the article or the existing discussions do not address a thought or question you have on the subject, please use the Comment box at the bottom of this page. Show More Sentences He tried his medicine on young chickens which were given the concoction twice a week. He will have to report to police twice a week and sleep at the friary, but will otherwise enjoy freedom of movement. Bi- did not create two sexes, nor did it divide one sex into two. During this arnaud preached twice a week and conducted daily prayer.
Children can buy a 10p tuck shop fruit token from teachers, and the council is providing fruit twice a week to children receiving free school meals. So will it be valid to say the following? Cousins can be once remove, twice removed or any other number of times removed. Paying semimonthly means you are making 24 payments each year two payments each month. But how do I add once a week or twice a week or something like that? Fred is a retired vet who still does locum veterinary work and also plays 18 holes of golf twice a week. If you read through some of the earlier posts in this blog, you will note that our website is simply explaining definitions, reporting current usages, and interpreting and reflecting the rules of English grammar and punctuation. If I had been paid bi-weekly this year every other Friday, for example , I would have received 12 checks by the end of May, while if I had been paid bi-monthly or semi-monthly, see below I would have received only 10 checks. Notify me of new posts by email.
But that has been alluded to in the thread. It was, however, quite entertaining and a good way to waste a few minutes. This whole thread of responses gives a debate about the evolving usage of these words. This was an interesting thread to read and original article to read. At present I do ten press-ups every other day, and jog round the block twice a week.
But then the problem is that people use words quickly and with only slight effort to choose correctly, so there will always be the pressure for the confusion to arise again. Whether you look up bimonthly on dictionary. Jane wanted The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation and the GrammarBook. If you'd walked up to me over a year ago and said I will be going to the gym twice a week within a few months, I would have laughed in your face. Special trains were shunted into the sidings about twice a week with building materials for the aerodrome which was being built then.
When you ask what comes twice in a month and then say four times in a month right afterward, it's stupid. Bi- and Semi- are then modifers of the interval or period. Here is a pedantic mathematical correction. A good rule of thumb for prescription medications is the prescribed dosage per day. Service is so critical that the bank sends mystery shoppers to every branch twice a week. That leaves semi-anything to mean intervals of one-half units. For example: Teresa visits her parents in Manila twice each year.