Addicted “to,” not “with”

Some verbs and participle adjectives are followed by a specific preposition. Different from phrasal verbs, which can be replaced by […]

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Words To Describe Disasters

The past few weeks have seen a surge of fevered rhetoric in the media. Here are a few examples: Senator […]

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Uses of the -ing Participle

A reader has questions about the following type of sentence: “the education chief’s sudden resignation left him scrambling to find a replacement”. […]

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List of Halloween Words

A reader asks, Could you comment on Halloween words such as jack-o’-lantern vs jack o’ lantern and Trick-or-treat vs Trick […]

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Meanings of “Of Course”

A reader asks about the placement of the phrase, “of course”: Please discuss which of the following is correct: “Of […]

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