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Re: “On accident” and “study on . . .”  •  October 5, 2010, 12:41pm  •  0 vote

@ greed asked: "Is it? Really? I would have expected your job to be teaching English. Not upholding it, Not defending it. But teaching it, with reverence to meaning and love of nuance. Who do y

Re: “On accident” and “study on . . .”  •  October 4, 2010, 10:43pm  •  3 votes

Yes, my love I know there are many uses of on. My complaint is not that "on accident" is wrong, but that it represents a laziness spreading like a malignancy. My students wait ON line, they argue ON

Re: “On accident” and “study on . . .”  •  October 4, 2010, 4:29pm  •  2 votes

Sigh... 1) You missed my point. I said that the PRACTICE of prepositional accuracy is important. If we allow "on accident, " shall we also allow the common mistake "I went over his house," which ind

Re: “On accident” and “study on . . .”  •  October 4, 2010, 3:29pm  •  2 votes

Yes, my love, it does bother me to hear you say you did something "on accident." It is my job as an English teacher to 1)uphold correct grammar and 2) defend the dignity and tradition of the language.