Category Archive for: ‘Grammar and Usage’

Explaining the Buffalo Sentence


Maybe you’ve seen it as an illustration of the wackiness of English:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

That is a grammatically correct English sentence. Now, I’m pretty good at this English grammar thing, but it took me quite a while to understand

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Why We Should All Just Chill Out About Language Change


As I’ve said many times on this blog: language changes. English evolves over time. That’s why the Beowulf poet wrote …

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The Parts of Speech 103


We’ll wrap up our whirlwind tour of the eight parts of speech in this post. So far we’ve covered nouns, …

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The Parts of Speech 102


The first thing to learn are the eight parts of speech. We covered the first three in the last post: nouns, pronouns, and verbs. Let’s do the next two: adjectives and adverbs.

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