Awkward and Untoward

Both these adjectives are in frequent use on the web: awkward: about 163,000,000 hits in a Google search untoward: about […]

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AP Quiz Top Two Anathemas

On March 4 this year, National Grammar Day, the AP Stylebook editors tweeted a question for their readers: What grammar […]

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Shakespeare—for All Time

According to T. S. Eliot, April was :the cruellest month.” For me, April is Shakespeare’s month, a time to reread […]

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The Preposition “Amid”

This post was prompted by a headline in the Washington Post: US deports former Nazi guard whose wartime role was […]

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