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Language Fun: The Eggcorn Database

Eggcorn is a linguistic term coined by Dr. Geoffrey Pullum (a linguist who is often featured on the Language Log and the Chronicle of Higher Education). ¬†It refers to an idiosyncratic, pun-like back-formation of a word, such as “eggcorn” for … Continue reading

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Resources: Passive Voice a la Geoffrey Pullum

A recent¬†LingEducator post on passive voice provided a number of links to sites that offered help for those trying to learn to identify this verbal inflection. ¬†LingEducator isn’t the only grammar blog with concerns about the way that passive voice … Continue reading

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