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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Are Bre Phone Terms Turning Ame?
I just phoned a hospital in England and was told by a recorded voice that the extension...
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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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The "Split Infinitive" Rule: More Harm...
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage says, under "split infinitive" The...
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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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Who Am I?
Can you guess my age, sex, profession, city or region of origin, or other details...
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From The Companion Volume To PBS Television...
Do You Speak American is a program which will appear on the US television network...
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I've Been Sent To My Room
My brother and I had a fight just now. It's 9PM Friday evening and I've been sent...
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Is It "In Hospital" Or "In The Hospital...
I'm reading a book about Malta and they keep saying "he was in hospital", "they were...
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Proposed Addition Of Name Pronunciations...
I would very much appreciate if there would be an ASCII IPA list of how-to-pronounce...
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Looking For English Usage Website
Hello, I'm looking for an English usage website: the sort that will tell me the difference...
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R/W Mispronunciation Amoung Black Youth...
I've noticed many young people mispronounce R, substituting it with W (Johnathon...
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Wallah-Wallah Bing-Bang
Has the use of "wallah" to mean "voila" spread to print, or is it strictly an internet...
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Is The Thumb A Finger ?
I'm a non-native user of English and I've just been asked by some friends to settle...
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The First Annual AUE Celebrity Superlative...
Since we've just begun a new calendar year, I thought it would be fun to make a...
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'Oregano' [Was: Odd Pronunciations Of...
In discussions of the British pronunciation of "oregano" in this thread, it has been...
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Why Do We Use The Prefixes We Do?
HI I teach an American English basic education class. One student, last evening,...
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Well, Doggies! Way Doggies! Hoo, Doggies...
In alt.english.usage , we have been discussing the possible origin of "Well, doggies...
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Bad English
Hi all, I'm quite good at English, but I cannot understand at all the paragraph under...
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The Battle For Hearts And Minds
English usage along the lines of "you have to destroy the village to save them":...
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