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Portail linguistique du Canada / Language Portal of Canada
Ressources du Portail linguistique du Canada / Resources of the Language Portal of Canada.
language  grammaire  grammar  Canada  gouvernement  government  reference  redaction  writing  orthographe  speech 
yesterday by kmo
Dear Pedants: Your Fave Grammar Rule is Probably Fake | JSTOR Daily
Here are the plain facts: many of these pop grammar rules, that are still seriously taught in schools and universities and even promoted (and inevitably violated) in style guides, were magically pulled out of thin air by a handful of 18th and 19th century prescriptive grammarians. They’re totally made up grammar myths, that somehow gained a superficial, high prestige status among the public and are repeated as fact ad nauseam. Often these rules were modeled on an aspect of Latin, perceived to be a more ‘pure’ language than English, and went against actual historical and literary usage. In many cases the rules made communication more stilted and less clear (and promoted humorous syntactic constructions up with which I will not put). Some rules may even have started as merely an offhand expression of an individual grammarian’s opinion, before it somehow became ensconced in the public consciousness as a hard and fast grammar rule. The split infinitive, not ending a sentence with a preposition, the ongoing confusion with less vs fewer or use of the singular they are all examples of rules that had shaky linguistic foundations to begin with.
grammar  bias  its-all-more-complicated  itsallmorecomplicated 
yesterday by oldrubberboots
“Dearest Liz”
A short film from Field Notes.
grammar  usage 
2 days ago by M.Leddy
The Grammar Geek on Twitter: "I often see sentences like this one: As a cinnamon lover, this Bundt cake looks delicious. No. The Bundt cake isn't a cinnamon lover. YOU are. Let's fix it: As a cinnamon lover, I think this Bundt cake looks delicious."
(If you should need an example of a dangling modifier, this is a pretty good example—)
“I often see sentences like this one:
“As a cinnamon lover, this Bundt cake looks delicious.

“No. The Bundt cake isn’t a cinnamon lover. YOU are. Let’s fix it:
“As a cinnamon lover, I think this Bundt cake looks delicious.”

@DeAnnaBurghart also offers this fix:
“‘(Speaking) as a cinnamon lover, this Bundt cake looks delicious.’ But that doesn’t work as well in writing.”
The_GrammarGeek  twitter  2019  grammar  dangling  modifiers  danglingmodifiers  bundt  cake  DeAnnaBurghart 
6 days ago by handcoding
Comprehensive Onomatopoeia List
chinese  grammar 
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