Don’t do no double negatives

Dec 16, 2010 by

Among the various “poisonous tomatoes” of English grammar — constructions criticized by prescriptive grammarians without any regard to their true “nutritional” value — none gets so much negative...

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On “poisonous tomatoes” of grammar teaching

Dec 14, 2010 by

In yesterday’s posting I wrote about poor standards of teaching language and grammar in schools and the resulting misperceptions leading to “epistemological populism” (any wonder that U.S. school students came in...

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