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Milton Ramirez

Milton Ramirez's Public Library

May 21, 16

Educación formal no va con los millennials
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May 01, 16

How Kurt Vonnegut taught one writer to hate the semicolon; how William James convinced him to love it.

May 01, 16

Where the acclaimed writer shares his views on grammar and explains why discovering great literature is like losing one's virginity.

May 01, 16

For at least two centuries, it has been standard practice in the United States to place commas and periods inside of quotation marks. This rule still h ...

May 01, 16

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.

May 01, 16

Where have you been all my life, the Interrobang? Less so, the Asterism, despite the awesome name. How many of these did you know...

May 01, 16

Stan Carey : 'Because' has become a preposition, because grammar."

May 01, 16

Using prepositional phrases to write a poem is fairly simple.  First, let's discuss what a prepositional phrase is.  Prepositions are words used before nouns to form a phrase that modifies another...

May 01, 16

Can an adjective be used where an adverb normally goes?

May 01, 16

They often seem disreputable, like sullen idlers loitering in a public thoroughfare, but they actually do a lot of hard work and are usually persnickety about

May 01, 16

WIRED didn't check the syntactic contexts, they just counted word-form tokens!

May 01, 16

In the controversy over Grantland contributor Caleb Hannan’s outing of transgender golf-putter inventor Essay Anne Vanderbilt, who committed suicide while the story was being reported, Hannan was also criticized for referring to Vanderbilt as "he" rather than "she" in a passage about her previous identity as Stephen Krol. As Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons wrote in his apology, "Our lack of...

May 01, 16

Whom, i am thrilled to inform you, is dying. But its death, I am less thrilled to inform you, has been slow.

May 01, 16

Rebecca Gowers: "He" as a catch-all term for "he or she" is an annoying bug of the English language – but Ernest Gowers, my linguist great-grandfather, used it happily

May 01, 16

In the object-omission class, the object of the transitive use does not appear, but the subject is retained: Compare The children were eating cake with The children were eating.

May 01, 16

*The meaning of words inevitably and perennially change.

The incident reminded me of one of the worst features of the grammar advice so many university writing instructors hand out to students.

May 01, 16

Maybe the quirkiest is the insistence on got as the past participle of get—that is, to write had got instead of had gotten to mean “become” or “obtained” or any of the numerous other senses of get.

May 01, 16

What should you say if someone tells you "shall is a perfectly good word?" Always agree with them because they're correct! But in your next breath, be sure to say "yes, shall is a perfectly good word, but it's not a perfectly good word of obligation."

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