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English speakers are comfortable with many plural nouns that take a singular verb, as long as the noun falls into a class that has some familiar companions of the same kind.  Continue reading...
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Has language taken a subordinate role in the explosion of new media, now that we have so many more metalinguistic ways to message directly than we used to?  Continue reading...
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Sounds tend to survive the migration between languages more dependably than letters do. Let phonics show you the way!  Continue reading...
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Explore the differences between enhanced and the newer (by about 100 years) more general adjective improved. Is every imperfect thing subject to both improvement and enhancement?  Continue reading...
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Many phrasal verb particles, after long use, begin to take on a life of their own that departs significantly from what common sense suggests they should mean.  Continue reading...
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