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Subjunctive Versus Indicative?

Mr Pedantic wrote: The OED's 'may/might' entry takes us back to Fortiter's thread: 1. If that were true, he would be wearing a nasturtium in his buttonhole. 2. If that was true...

Apples Or Pears?

Consider the request in A., and answer the question in B. A. We want to substitute apples for pears. B. After the substitution takes place, which do you have, apples or pears...

Su Cheng Zhong's Post: The Vocabulary...

This was originally posted on another thread, and has been moved here by MrPedantic: ...

Weaknesses In The CGEL? (Cambridge Grammar...

People sometimes refer to the CGEL on this site. Conveniently, some sample chapters from this publication are now online at [url="[link]"]CGEL sample chapters[/url] The preliminary...

I Was Taught Not To?

I was taught not to separate between a "to" and a "verb", just like in this sentence. However, I often see in newspapers sentences like this: "This pledge commits you to not even...

List Of Words?

Can anybody please tell me all the possible words having the format -word like f-word and n-word and also the meaning of each of them?
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