Is "Is" A Verb?
"is" doesn't seem to be a verb like (say) "runs" insofar as it isn't qualified by...
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Laying Charges
I just read an article about a man in Canada who chased his hat underneath a slow...
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Branch Of English Or A Separate Language...
Branch of English or a Separate Language? www.sottish.parliament.uk/vli/language...
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Help! English Incomprehensible Logic ...
“speaking is a result of acquisition, not its cause" - is anybody able to explain...
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National Spelling Bee
I've been watching and I 've yet to see them present a word of English /Anglo-Saxon...
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Raisin Secs
I've noticed that English tends to have separate nouns for objects, such as, "grapes...
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Have (Got) In British English
As far as I know, you usually can't leave out "got" after "have" in negative and...
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You Can't Insult An Englishman
Can you think of a really insulting term for a Brit? Something that elicits the emotions...
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Odd Pronunciations Of English Words Derived...
Odd pronunciations of English words derived from French (some of which have been...
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Speling Refohrm
Hay, Yahl*, Luhks liek itz ben awiel sins ther haz ben anee seereeus diskushon ov...
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Puh-HO-Nix?
Have any of you seen this TV commercial for Fed-Ex-Kinkos in the US? The customer...
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Fight To Save English Spelling
Fight to save English spelling A campaign is being launched to protect English words...
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Ame Vs Bre: Garage, Hunting
There's been quite a debate going on on Wikipedia on the relative meanings of these...
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Drive A Boat?
Dear all, In English, what verb do people use for a boat? Do people say " drive a...
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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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What Is English Name Of These Vehicles...
I mean the vehicles like Regio-Shuttle ([link] d~1/sld025.htm) or Alstom (). They...
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Reason Why I Prefer To Be Called "English...
There's something nice about being called English, due to the fact that our great...
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Sank/Sunk, Shrank/Shrunk: A New View
Over the last few years there have been quite a few posts lamenting a gradual loss...
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English And French: Peace, Not War?
Good evening, I want to beg for your indulgence: on one hand, English is not my mother...
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In Witnesseth Whereof - Correct Or Not
Dear English speakers (writers), is this form "In witnesseth whereof, the Parties...
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