Tag Archives: Plural

Angels dancing on a pin

I belong to a LinkedIn discussion group called LinkEds & Writers. Topics range from writer’s block to prickly clients to (a soft spot of mine) syntactical hair-splitting. A few days ago, a member of the group asked a question about … Continue reading

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Going, going, gone: the vanishing plural

In recent years, the U.S. print and broadcast media have been lamenting that Americans are losing their grasp of the plural. The same can be said for Canadians. The word fewer, for instance, has all but disappeared from common usage.  … Continue reading

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Lesson learned: I’d rather be paid than be right

It’s a cardinal rule in the retail environment, and it’s no less true for those of us who peddle words: the customer is always right. I guess I’m a slow learner, because it took me years to apply the rule … Continue reading

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