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Linguistic Conundrum: Is the English Subjunctive Outdated?

Guest Post by Damien Venuto Truth be told… yes and no. I vaguely remember my English grammar teacher talking about the subjunctive, but I didn’t really have the foggiest idea what it was until I started to learn French and

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Generic Masculine Pronoun Still Being Debated! Amazing!

“I think singular pronoun agreement is evolving out of English; most authors I copy-edit use “they” rather than the correct, “he or she” (or variations). Will you abandon pronoun agreement?” Meg Nash, a freelance writer-editor in the Greater Philadelphia area

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  • Today’s Lunch
    Last minute choice! Salmon and chopped egg with garlic scapes and chives, piled on slices of crispy light and dark rye toast slathered with melted butter!! Yum yum. For the salmon spread mix together: 1 diced garlic scape with 1…Read more ›
  • Three Sisters Chili 
    This chilli was a big suprise! I’d never had a squash chili, though after reading recipes with squash and beans, and looking at mouth-watering pictures, I had to try it. The result is a slightly nutty, almost parmesan taste! Ingredients…Read more ›
  • Fish Stuffed Tomatoes
    What we had for supper tonight! 3 very ripe beefy tomatoes 4 pieces frozen cod 1 small piece of salmon About 1/3 bunch cilantro 1 green onion Cut the tops off the tomatoes and dig out the innards. You’ll need…Read more ›