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Identity Grammar

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We use the word “identify” differently from how we used to. In this post, I examine this example of the evolution of English.

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Identity Grammar

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We use the word “identify” differently from how we used to. In this post, I examine this example of the evolution of English.

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Clipped Words

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Maybe it’s a sign that English speakers and writers are lazy, but we have a historic tendency to shorten long …

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Is “Legit” Legit?

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Is it okay to use “legit” in formal writing?

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And I Was Like, “Is This Correct English?”

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Is it acceptable English to use “was like” as a dialogue tag? When I clicked to find out, I was like, “No way!”

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