Joined: May 11, 2011

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Re: Repeated  •  June 24, 2012, 8:08am  •  1 vote


Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  June 22, 2012, 8:55pm  •  1 vote

It really depends on your view of grammar. If you think of grammar as a set of rules to follow (known as prescriptive grammar), using "their" in place of "his or her" is wrong. If you see grammar a

Re: “Live local.” Is it a complete sentence?  •  June 22, 2012, 8:50pm  •  2 votes

It's worth mentioning that in "live local" (like in "think different"), "local" is an adjective that's being used as an adverb, ie "live locally", "think differently."

Re: in other words  •  June 22, 2012, 8:42pm  •  2 votes

"In other words" is a perfectly valid transition used to introduce a reformulation of something previously stated, either to specify or clarify. As a rhetorical tool it can be useful to restate a poin

Re: Had he breakfast this morning?  •  November 20, 2011, 8:25am  •  0 vote

Another, more awkward but no less correct option is "Had he had breakfast this morning?", where the first "had" is auxiliary and the second is a main active verb.

Re: What happened to who, whom and whose?  •  September 7, 2011, 6:59pm  •  3 votes

Languages evolve, normalize, and simplify. Best resign yourself.

Re: Use of “he” for your father  •  July 9, 2011, 8:26am  •  3 votes

I'm not sure that you'll find a grammatical rule that will explain why something is considered disrespectful…that's a nuance that grammar doesn't really account for. I think the reason we say "Dad is

Re: Common vs. Commonplace  •  May 11, 2011, 5:33pm  •  0 vote

I think Aleksandra might be referring to the fact that "commonplace" (one word) has the meaning "ordinary" with the connotation "trite," "overused," and "uninteresting." Something makes me think that

Re: Is “nevermore” a real word?  •  May 11, 2011, 5:26pm  •  2 votes

Ultimately, "real words" are words that enough people use and understand for it to hold some currency. So if "nevermore" wasn't a word before Edgar Allan Poe, it certainly is now.

Re: Usage rules for adverbs  •  May 11, 2011, 5:24pm  •  3 votes

The original sentence is fine, and splitting infinitives is quite common, though there will always be pedants who insist that it's "not allowed." (It's not even *possible* in most of the languages Eng