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Grammar Delineation: Much, Many, A lot of

Hi there. I'm working on an ESL text right now, and I'm trying to suss out some of the more complicated rules behind using the quantifiers…

Started by Timo Ostrander

4 Feb 8, 2010
Reply by Stephen Moore

Advice on "gotten"

Wow! 20 years in the US, and I have never encountered this problem in writing, but today, I did on Facebook. So now I hope to get advice he…

Started by Sylvia

5 Jan 31, 2010
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For those that can not stop misspelling the easiest of words

Started by Anna

31 Jan 25, 2010
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A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (Huddleston, Pullum)

Let's start by saying that I can read in English pretty well, but I don't know a lot about English grammar. I should also add that I'm inte…

Started by Yannick

1 Jan 24, 2010
Reply by Don

Just for Fun--what english sound slike to foreigners The song was written in 1971 I believe, and this performance is from 1972l for more info on it…

Started by thedogma

4 Jan 2, 2010
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Turtle, tortoise, or terrapin?

Who am I? What am I? Well, in case you anglophones ask - (Quoted from Wikipedia:) Different animals are called turtles, tortoises, or ter…

Started by Jaume

4 Dec 31, 2009
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Word learning and lexical development across the lifespan (PTotRS Theme Issue)

Thought you'd be interested: The Royal Society just published a host (11) of new articles on language acquisition and learning. I haven't…

Started by Jaume

1 Dec 20, 2009
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Maths vs Math

English has many dialects. Though, generally speaking, they are all mutually intelligible, there are the differences that mark each dialect…

Started by Stephen Moore

3 Dec 11, 2009
Reply by Don

ecclestical words - sneaking in...

As a "non-native" speaker and Atheist, I sometimes wonder about some words in English with no other substitutes for them, coming from eccle…

Started by Klaus Motan

4 Nov 21, 2009
Reply by Don

Korzybski and Wittgenstein?

Newbie here, so should probably keep my mouth shut, but I joined this group to see if anyone was discussing the philosophy of language and…

Started by James M. Martin

13 Nov 13, 2009
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