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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Odd Pronunciations Of English Words Derived...
Odd pronunciations of English words derived from French (some of which have been...
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Dice - Die
Hi AUE, I hope you can help me with this issue which we've been discussing in alt...
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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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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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Surprise No. 2: 'Polish Sausage' And ...
In a previous post to alt.english.usage , I wrote the following, in response to a...
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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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"Do You Know"
It's very common for Japanese people, when speaking English, to use the "do you know...
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'Ing' Form Of 'To Stymie' (& Do Any Other...
'stimying', 'stymieing', 'stymying' == For the 'ing' form of the verb 'to stymie...
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My Aue Investigation Has Begun: Evan's...
I finally figured out how to get all the AUE posts from 1991 through 1994 that I...
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Need For Hindi Modern-Scientific Vocabulary
Need for Hindi scientific vocabulary Times News Network Saturday, September 27, 2003...
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Until The Cows Come Home
The phrase "until the cows come home" just came up. To be more specific, I used it...
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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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Gibberish (A Bit Long)
I recently had an on-line debate over the usage of the word "gibberish". I'm not...
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Has It Snown Overnight?
My wife said to me this morning, "I hope it hasn't snowed overnight". "That's funny...
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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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