Apposition and Anarthrous Premodifiers (Jan 26, 2022 14:11)
A reader wonders if this sentence containing nouns in apposition has enough commas: As a club, we...

The Name Is not the Person (Jan 19, 2022 14:11)
Words as labels The first principle of semantics is that the word is not the thing. Words are lab...

Inception and Conception (Jan 12, 2022 14:11)
A reader has asked for a post on the words inception and conception, speculating, “Might they be ...

Words of the Year (Jan 7, 2022 14:10)
Since the 1990s–beginning with the American Dialect Society—various entities, including dictionar...

Does Past Tense “Turnt” Have a Future? (Dec 22, 2021 17:17)
A reader, commenting on one of my posts about the -ed past ending, suggests that turnt for turned...

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