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Language News: Subject, Meet Verb – NYTimes.com

Phillip B. Corbett writes on grammar, usage, and style for the New York Times.  In this piece, he shows how even professional writers violate prescriptive rules on subject/verb agreement. Although his editorial advice is good, it’s worth noting that the … Continue reading

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Language News: Why Palin doesn’t need National Grammar Day – CNN.com

CNN puts its own spin on National Grammar Day with a nod towards descriptive rather than prescriptive rules.  Check it out: Why Palin doesn’t need National Grammar Day – CNN.com. Don’t forget about this one: LingEducator | Language News: National … Continue reading

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