Verbing Weirds Language: When Nouns Become Verbs

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Verbification, or verbing is the common linguistic transformation of nouns into verbs. This is usually natural, fine, and practical. I …

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What Is a Phrasal Verb?

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Phrasal verb is one of those obscure grammar terms that few non-linguists even remember learning. But phrasal verbs are common …

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Is Your Interest Peaked or Piqued?

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A comment on my Facebook page recently stated that I had “perked the interest” of a reader. I can see …

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English Grammar in One Lesson

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Grammar is the worst-taught subject in the history of education*.

I can’t prove this statistically, but I’m convinced it’s true nonetheless. I have come to this conclusion based on the following personal observations:

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