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Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl)
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Have you noticed this -bait suffix trend?
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Some Friday Fun: The 7 Reactions to Language Change

Which one describes your typical reaction?
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The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.
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+Candace Nicholson there's very little correlation between SAT scores and college success rates (graduation, GPA, etc.). There's some, but it's lower than correlation with high-school GPA, with income, and with mother's educational attainment. 
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Yes, I did that on purpose +Yachiyl Marrel. Figured I'd pull a two for one special. 
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Editors from the Associated Press just announced that the AP Stylebook is changing its stance on using "over" to mean "more than." Plenty of people are shocked. Find out why they shouldn't be. 
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It's a big change, but compared to other changes they could make it is small.
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Booksellers Say They Bought Shakespeare's Personal Dictionary on eBay.

Scans of the book are available online.
But scholars say the handwriting in the margins may tell a different story.
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I just found out that Grammar Girl is included in the Writer's Digest magazine 2014 list of the best websites for writers! It will be in the May/June issue. www.writersdigest.com
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British dialect coach Andrew Jack takes you on an amazing tour of the different accents you can hear on the British Isles. At first I was surprised by how many different sounds and pronunciations there are in such a small region, but I also recognized many of them from TV shows and movies I've seen. I watched it over and over and didn't want to stop! 
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I say old girl, steady on!
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Great article!
Split infinitives make them shudder and they’d never end a sentence with a preposition. But linguist Geoffrey Pullum has a message for all grammar pedants: you're wrong
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+Mick Spillane go with prescribed style. Our go-to dictionary was AHD, not M-W. But M-W has a really good usage guide.
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I'm Grammar Girl and so much more.
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Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network, creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast. Since they call this section "bragging rights," I'll mention that I was once a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, my first book was a New York Times bestseller, and my audiobook was nominated for an Audie award. My book "Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students" was named to the International Reading Association’s 2012 Teachers’ Choice book list.
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    English
  • Stanford University
    Biology
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Mignon Coughlin