Practicing with the HUGE database

Last week we ran a workshop with a group of language professionals in which they explored the HUGE database with some practice searches. Those practice search questions are now also available on the database page so you can do the same.


The practice searches aim to cover all the parts and features of the HUGE database’s Query menu. Eight well-known usage problems are used as a jumping-off point for the practice searches: ain’t, between you and I, the dangling participle, literally, the split infinitive, that/which, very unique, and who/whom. I recommend having a look at the user manual first. You can request access to the database here, and leave feedback on your experience.

About Robin Straaijer

I am a linguist and EAP trainer, working on English prescriptivism and Standard English. Lover of photography and comedy.
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