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Entries by Robert Lane Greene from 05/2011

Loving The English Language, Or Loving To Complain About It?

| Posted 05.14.2011 | Books

Everyone has a language peeve. Mine is "literally," a great word with no close synonym. When used as a mere intensifier or to mean simply "It felt as though..." it has almost no kick at all.

Grammar Pet Peeves: Who, Whom, None Is Or Are?

| Posted 05.22.2011 | Books

Many people think of language as a set of rules; break them, and you're Wrong. But that's not how language works. There are different degrees of wrongness, and there's not a bright line between the degrees.