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643 - ‘In the Limelight.’ ‘A’ or ‘An’?
'Regard' Versus 'Regards.' Languages Without Numbers.
'Myself.' ‘Get the Skinny.’
Can a Screw Screw Itself into a Board? (It's not passive voice. It's middle voice!)
Great Paragraphs. Falling off the Turnip Truck.
'None.' How Pirates Talked.
'To Boot.' Duck Tape. 'Can' and 'May.' Pronouns.
'Quick and Dirty.' 'Momentarily.' Short Subjects.
'Rack' or 'Wrack'? How to Eliminate Adverbs.
Did you know there was a color boom in the 1800s?
Is That Comment Facetious, Sarcastic, or Sardonic? Cleft Sentences.
'Ask' as a Noun. Ships as 'She.'
Anniversaries. Conversate. How dare you deface library books?
Who Wrote the ABC Song? Shark Idioms!
'Gourmet' or 'Gourmand'? Why July 14 Is Called Bastille Day.
The Bag-Beg Merger. Norwegian Use of 'Texas.'
How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?
‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?