Rid Of John Paul...Finally
Now that the recently-senile and always-bungling old pope is at last gone, perhaps...
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"Blue-Plate Special"
I'm working on a Wikipedia article on the phrase "blue-plate special." Current version...
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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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Horse Meat
Again let me ask a question about the smell of ... of horse said as a mass noun or...
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The Phrase 'Christ Is Risen'
Dear all, The Easter is coming, so my students are reading a related article. The...
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Mauritius/The Mauritius
Re: The Mauritius Command - Patrick O'Brian Throughout the above novel the name ...
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They Instead Of He/She
Once upon a time (about five years ago), I saw an article on a web site about words...
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"Self-Loving"
Every day I wake up and appear to stumble over a usage I have not seen before. Today...
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Seriously, The Joke Is Dead
An interesting article from an alt.usage.english standpoint appears in today's New...
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Article The/A?
Hi there, The usage of article is always confusing for me and it also involves...
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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Does The " Go Before Or After The Period...
I was taught in school, when I was growing up, that the ending quotation mark always...
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A/The With Post-Modification
Hello there, I've been tripped up in class by teaching some of the "rules" of article...
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Do Ships Also Flounder Nowadays?
I was reading a news article to-day ([link]), and it struck me that ships are increasingly...
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Misuse Of The Word Irony (Again)
Had a discussion with someone about whether or not a use of the word 'irony' was...
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"...A(?) Pale Sky"?
Greetings to everyone! I would like to consult you about the following usage of...
What Kind Of "A" Is This?
Hi all, I've got a question about the strange usage of articles while visiting...
Usage Of The Indefinite Article In "She...
Suggest please, what kind of indefiniteness the article "a" carries in the following...
Usage Of "Last"?
Hi, I have a question. It's about the usage of "last". On the site of BBC, I...
An Article Missing?
Hello, the passage in bold feels a bit weird to me. Shouldn't there be an article...