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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Word Ownership
Google calls in the 'language police' By Jonathan Duffy BBC News Online Google is...
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English Usage In The News: 2003 Recap
English usage in the 2003 recap [link]/ This page lists some memorable, and not...
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Hollywood Flops'r'us
2006: Hollywood diagnoses its audience Reviews, release dates, campaigns (and dull...
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Michael Quinion On Punctuation And Quotation...
While consulting Michael Quinion's World Wide Words Web site, I found that among...
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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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Pilates Classes + Onesie
Hello, My professor in high-school gave me an assignment to analyse a news paper...
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N.Y. Attorney General Forces Isps To Curb...
The newsgroup service I was using GreatNoWhere, has apparently gone to the GreatBeyond...
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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...
A Large Amount Of + The Plural Form Of...
Hi, everyone. Today when I was reading an article on anti-plagiarism software, I...
Obama's Fog Index
There's been some discussion on whether Obama writes his own speeches or has a speechwriter...
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Meaning Of "Wherewithal"
Hi, to learn English I read the newspager regularly. Today I ve read an article about...
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Telegraphic_English_=96_Genuine_Examples_...
Just picked up a long unglanced at copy of the 1978 ‘Weasel Words' by Philip Howard...
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Managment Issues?
Hello, I`ve been working for about 10 years in the Middle East Area , And I`ve...