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Robert Lane Greene
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ROBERT LANE GREENE is a correspondent for The Economist and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The Daily Beast and many other publications. He is a frequent television and radio commentator on international affairs, an adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He speaks nine languages and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned an M.Phil. in European politics and society. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Eva, and son, Jack.

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

Posted May 22, 2011 | 11:18:07 (EST)

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--and many things that people think are wrong aren't. I'm the office language-nerd at work,...

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

Posted May 14, 2011 | 09:22:30 (EST)

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. And when misused, it can be spectacular: what Lindsey Graham recently said of an...

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