Converting Direct Speech into Reported Speech (Nov 29, 2022 14:08)
This post is in response to a recent reader request: I would be grateful if you could write about...

A Plumb Interesting Set of Words (Nov 3, 2022 14:08)
When I saw the following passage on the Simon Schuster site, I was plumb surprised: When twelve-y...

Urgency, Exigency, and Moonshots (Oct 24, 2022 10:49)
A reader asks: Can you explain clearly the difference between urgency and exigency? Thank you. Al...

Pronunciation Guides (Oct 17, 2022 10:49)
A reader, wondering about the pronunciation of caricature, asks if I would consider including the...

A Lie Is a Lie Is a Lie (Oct 10, 2022 10:48)
A web search for the term “crisis of truth” brings up more than a million hits. Public figures ha...

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