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I Was So Dis-focused—–I Mean Distracted….

I heard a commentator on one of the 24-hour news channels use the non-word dis-focus last week. At first, I thought that it was a grammatical hiccup, but then he used it thrice more. He was talking about one of … Continue reading

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Me and You, Me and Him, Me and….Anyone Else

This is not so much an English grammar rule as it is English grammar etiquette that says something about the speaker. When referring to yourself and anyone else, the polite thing to do is to put yourself last, not first. … Continue reading

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