"That's Not The Way We Talk"
"That's not the way we talk" is the headline above an article printed on today's...
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Guide For German Writers Of English
Greetings. I work in a German research centre, and as one of only two native English...
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The "Split Infinitive" Rule: More Harm...
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage says, under "split infinitive" The...
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The "Prison IS University" Metaphor -...
It's a while since I heard this metaphor cited, but it has had real currency in British...
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The Globe And Mail.
I followed a link to an article by Lynn Coady about Stephen King in the Globe and...
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Ebonics From West Africa?
I have read many sources that claim that Black English (i.e. Ebonics, AAVE) is connected...
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Formerly Known As Jewfish
Interesting column. I'm pasting the entire article here because the Orlando Sentinel...
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With Or Without The Definite Artcile?
The terrorist organization IRA fought for overthrowing British control in the Northern...
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Is The Use Of "Do Do" A No No In An American...
I was recently chastised for composing a post to an American tax-related USENET newsgroup...
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To Kill S.O. Dead?
Hi, I've just come across that phrase in an article I was reading. Now, there's quite...
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Articles
Dear Sir/Madam, Could you please tell me where I should put the article in the following...
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English Usage
This is about as on-topic as I ever expect to be. The Guardian has an article by...
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Please Help Me With The Text (Part 1)
Hi All, I'm writing a business offer in English, but I'm not a native English speaker...
An On Topic Post - Please Take Your Digitalis...
Hi all, I want to ask a question about English usage. The cross of Jesus. Jesus's...
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What's On Your Critical Checklist?
During the discussion on 'throwaways,' I read that writers don't know what to be...
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A Comprehension Question?
Sir, I was halfway through Professor Raj Persaud’s article “What’s the tipping...
Way Vs. Ways?
Tomorrow is a long ways away [link] England still a long way away from being...
Can You Correct The Errors In This Article...
[link] The first paragraph is the one I really want to understand. Chapman then...
Atms Using Cockney Rhyming Slang
We just had a thread about Cockney rhyming slang now this article about ATMs using...
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Who Writes These Crappy Angry Commercials...
I don't know, but I just don't like some of these commercials...I call them angry...
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