• According to Garner's Modern American Usage, substiting the phrase "as well" for "also" or "in addition" at the start of a sentence is perfectly acceptable in Canadian English. Does anyone know of any similar examples stemming from Canadian English? Thanks
  • I thought we had finally settled the muffin issue: 1) The (English) muffin - a doughy thing with holes in top for absorbingjam or honey or, for the younger, less cholesterol-challenged, butter. It must be toasted. Also known in some parts as a ...
  • Following a method of Ms Richoux, I did a Google search of the Literature Post site (http://www.literaturepost.com /) on 'I wonder why'. Of course this is just a small subset of possible 'wonder' sentences, but here's what I found:- Total number of hits: 78 Translations ...
  • The following two portions of sentences refer to I-270 (also known, apparently, as the "outerbelt highway,") which is near Columbus, Ohio. (See http://tinyurl.com/2xbc3 for source if you wish.) "...near Columbus, Ohio's Interstate 270." "...near Columbus, Ohio's outerbelt ...
  • I raised this question about 7 years ago in this NG. I remember the answer but not the authority. When a sentence ends with a quotation the period goes inside the quotation marks. But I understand that when the sentence ends with quotation marks ...
  • I'm watching a show on the Discovery Times channel, "Thomas L. Friedman Reporting" on the topic "The Other Side of Outsourcing." The reporter is visiting Bangalore to see the effects of the outsourcing phenomenon on the people and culture there. ...
  • From today's newspaper: "The (Supreme) court Tuesday also announced it would review the death sentence of a Texas man who argued that he was denied effective legal representation by a lawyer who did not tell a jury about his retardation."
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    Hi, This is from a selective cloze exercise, which aims to test semantic precision: "I was _________ in a village and even though I've now worked in the city for many years ... " I can choose among four possible answers: A) reared B) raised C) nurtured D) bred. ...
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    My colleague and I have been wondering about this for a while...If you're referring to a title with a question mark or exclamation mark, which typically requires quotation marks around it, should you use a comma along with exclamation mark and ...
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    I don't understand the meaning of hurry. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says hurry is the act or an instance of hurrying. But what's the act or an instance of hurrying? Hurry I see in books is always in a hurry. I've never ...
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