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The relevant entries from the OED are: I also had a look at Worcester’s dictionary, primarily to see if he had any citations. I’m not sure about the date, as the first twenty pages are missing, but these are the … Continue reading
Here’s a UK Guradina newspaper fluff piece for Harold Evans’ new book on writing dos and donts. He seems very confident!
Here’s an article from the UK Guardian newspaper on the use of grammar metalanguage in UK primary school tests!
This post is dedicated to Clive Upton, who was surprised that I spelled Granddad with two d’s in the middle. I’m no native speaker, and just told myself: surely it must be grand + dad. Since then I looked it … Continue reading
For English Today readers, and indeed anybody else who may have missed it last time, here is my trial survey, on number concord in the species noun phrase, which I have posted on Qualtrics. You will find the survey HERE. … Continue reading
On behalf of all the members of the Bridging the Unbridgeable project: our very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year, hoping for continuing very useful input from you all!