About The Present Perfect...
So i know that the present perfect is used to describe something that happened in...
OED Has Another Thing Coming
The latest round of draft entries for the New Edition of the OED has been released...
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Isn't That The Capital Of Sweden?
(Mailed to the International Herald Tribune and posted to alt.usage.english.) The...
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Laura Spira's Craving For Love
I suppose we all want attention; all of us want to be loved. Laura's obsession for...
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More On The South And Evolution
Here's a depressing article about the state of American cultural and educational...
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Methods Of Polite Instruction
My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on the first syllable...
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Gershwin Says "Ersters" And I Say Baloney
While watching "Shall We Dance?" (1937) last evening, I noticed that the character...
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Childrearing For Dummies
A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is...
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"12 MID" And Several Other Confusing Errors...
Here is an email I received from my capmus Public Safety department, at "1:26 PM...
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Subject-Verb Agreement (Oh No Not Again...
I hesitate to raise this one but I heard someone talking about Presidential elections...
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Podium/Lectern
An associate of mine referred to the stand he was speaking at as a "podium." I asked...
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I've Been Here Too Long
Aue has become too much of my life. No, curb your enthusiasm, this is not an "I'm...
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Hortense
I've tested all of the links in the Resources (Categorized Links) file at my Web...
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English Revolution Sweeping The World
"Half the world's population will be speaking or learning English by 2015, researchers...
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Literary Device Used Frequently In "The...
Hi all, I just finished "The Da Vinci Code" and enjoyed it. However, speaking as...
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"With Au Jus"
How common is the phrase (in English) "with au jus"? Each time I encounter it (on...
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Place Name Pronunciations
I can half understand why we don't say Paree, but why shouldn't English speaking...
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"Things Is Getting Worser And Worser"
A few months ago, I told you all that my son uses "thing" instead of "think" in the...
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Common Usage
In another thread here, there was constant reference to the fact that certain words...
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Is English Forever In Bharat?
Forwarded message from "Mohan Sevak" ( From: "Mohan Sevak" ( Subject: IS ENGLISH...
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