Monthly Archives: December 2011

Learning about agreement

There tends to be a fair bit of eye-rolling at my house when I can’t keep my mouth shut about sentence structure – particularly when I notice things in books like agreement, convoluted sentences, and typos. The most dramatic eye-rolling is reserved for my frequent comment … ‘If Luke wasn’t in that sentence, would you say “I” […]

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Avoiding euphemism

I noticed this sign last week, in the breakfast room of a small hotel: I couldn’t help but wonder what hygiene regulations might apply here. Is the hotel reception, which is right next to the breakfast room, somehow an inappropriate place to have food? Will the food either become contaminated or contaminate something else? Of course, […]

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