• According to Garner's Modern American Usage, substiting the phrase "as well" for "also" or "in addition" at the start of a sentence is perfectly acceptable in Canadian English. Does anyone know of any similar examples stemming from Canadian English? Thanks
  • I thought we had finally settled the muffin issue: 1) The (English) muffin - a doughy thing with holes in top for absorbingjam or honey or, for the younger, less cholesterol-challenged, butter. It must be toasted. Also known in some parts as a ...
  • Following a method of Ms Richoux, I did a Google search of the Literature Post site (http://www.literaturepost.com /) on 'I wonder why'. Of course this is just a small subset of possible 'wonder' sentences, but here's what I found:- Total number of hits: 78 Translations ...
  • The following two portions of sentences refer to I-270 (also known, apparently, as the "outerbelt highway,") which is near Columbus, Ohio. (See http://tinyurl.com/2xbc3 for source if you wish.) "...near Columbus, Ohio's Interstate 270." "...near Columbus, Ohio's outerbelt ...
  • Does any relevant administrative division such as state, city or town and I'm not including county or district for obvious reasons, obvious if you can bear with a long sentence name its residents? For instance, the residents of the city of New York ...
  • I raised this question about 7 years ago in this NG. I remember the answer but not the authority. When a sentence ends with a quotation the period goes inside the quotation marks. But I understand that when the sentence ends with quotation marks ...
  • Would you help me be clear about the next sentence? Florida shuts out Yankees, completes a remarkable run.(Washington Post) What I don't know about is the usage of run in the sentence above. What is meant by run in the context?
  • As one of the exercises in the rules concerning the possessive apostrophe I gave sentence 1. below to my EFL students. Although the purpose of the exercise was to identify where the possessive 's should be inserted they came back to me saying that ...
  • Now that the recently-senile and always-bungling Riggs has been absent for a bit, perhaps the remaining contributors to a.u.e can wake up to some of the crises in the world instead of worrying about Charles' egg preparation hardware and ...
  • I'm watching a show on the Discovery Times channel, "Thomas L. Friedman Reporting" on the topic "The Other Side of Outsourcing." The reporter is visiting Bangalore to see the effects of the outsourcing phenomenon on the people and culture there. ...
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