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That vs Which: A Pragmatic Approach 2012-10-01 by StoneyB. 6 comments Filed under Grammar “There’s glory for you!” H. Dumpty, founder of linguistic pragmatics If you’re looking for a ...

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How to Ask out an Apple 2011-09-20 by Matt Ellen. 3 comments Filed under Grammar Tagged: learning, verb, verb-tense Hello there Paul! I understand you’re staying in England to learn the language. ...

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Articles: “A” vs. “An” 2011-11-04 by waiwai933. 5 comments Filed under Grammar Tagged: articles, pronunciation One of the prevalent questions on the English Language and Usage – Stack Exchange is ...

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Prescriptivism and Descriptivism 2012-10-15 by Cameron. 13 comments Filed under Linguistics Imagine you are reading something on the Internet (I know, it’s a stretch), and you come across the ...

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Looking Up a Gun: Common English Words with Nordic Origins 2012-11-05 by Luke. 2 comments Filed under Etymology Tagged: etymology , history Old Norse words in the English language are much more ...

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Much Ado About Possessive Apostrophes 2012-11-19 by kitfox. 9 comments Filed under Orthography Tagged:possessive-apostrophe Apostrophes are lovely little critters, but they tend to boggle the mind ...

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Good things from 2014 2015-01-02 by Matt Ellen. 2 comments Filed under English Stack Exchange Tagged: 2014, end of the year Now that hat season is in full swing, we thought it would be nice to ...

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Proofreading Questions 2011-10-05 by waiwai933. 2 comments Filed under English Stack Exchange Tagged: main-site If we were to categorize all closed questions on the English Language and Usage – ...

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Book Review – The Adventure of English 2012-01-11 by Matt Ellen. 3 comments Filed under Etymology Tagged: Book review, etymology, history The Adventure of English The Biography of a Language ...

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What are you on about now? (Prepositions: on vs about) 2011-10-11 by Mr. Shiny & New. 2 comments Filed under Grammar Tagged: prepositions , word-differences When something has a topic, is it ...

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The Basics of Limerick Composition 2011-11-16 by Matt Ellen. 11 comments Filed under Poetry Tagged: Edward Lear, learning, limericks, pronunciation It is difficult to judge someone’s language ...

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Getting into the spirit 2011-12-20 by martha. 0 comments Filed under English Stack Exchange Tagged: holidays, main-site, themed posts … the Holiday spirit, that is. Here’s a selection of ...

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Writing Good ‘Meaning’ Questions 2012-09-03 by mahnax. 1 comments Filed under English Stack Exchange On any Stack Exchange site, a question must be tagged. Here at EL&U, our most popular tag is ...

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The Give That Keeps On Gifting: The Protean Nature of English Words, and Why That’s A Good Thing by Robusto, 2012-12-31. filed under Etymology, Grammar, Linguistics English is constantly adding, ...

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One Language, Many Voices by Barrie England, 2013-06-13. filed under Etymology, Linguistics ‘One Language, Many Voices’ was the title of an exhibition at the British Library in 2010-11 . It sums up ...

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Themed Questions: Wars 2011-11-11 by waiwai933. 2 comments Filed under English Stack Exchange Tagged: main-site, themed posts, war On 11 November 1918, at 11 AM Paris time, the armistice that ...

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Adspeak 2011-12-06 by martha. 7 comments Filed under Grammar Tagged: advertising , word-choice I have a confession to make: I’m really a prescriptivist at heart. I have an idea in my head of how ...

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Typography: Striking Language (part 1) 2012-09-17 by cornbread ninja. 4 comments Filed under Orthography Typography is all around us, every minute of every day.  I’m willing to bet that, this blog ...

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