The Definite Article

Which nouns get the definite article? This question can be tricky.


Unpack Your Anti-Intersective Adjectives

I mentioned in a previous post that I would elaborate on the linguistic concepts of non-intersective and anti-intersective adjectives, so here we go. Intersective adjective: The adjective intersects with other uses of the same descriptor. A green car and a green frog are intersective in that they are both green, and green means the same…

Pleonastic Tautological Redundancies

See what I did there? Here are some common, yet often overlooked, examples of grammatical tautologies. heir apparent end result general public doctorate degree undergraduate student root cause old adage major breakthrough close proximity self-confessed final outcome There are lots of tautological proper nouns, like the Los Angeles Angels (The the angels angels: Spanish) or…