Tag Archives: New York Times

Mentor, mentee — how about mentoree?

One of the positives (or is it a negative?) of working with language so much of the time is the sheer volume of unusual things you encounter. Not simply an odd word or usage here and there, but also the … Continue reading

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Times Less and Times Fewer? Bad Choices.

What’s wrong with the following two sentences? “At its closest approach, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of MU69, more than three times as close as the probe got to Pluto.” Science News, February 2, 2019. “That’s about twice … Continue reading

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More List Comma Advice

I’d planned to post something else today, but then a problematical use (or avoidance) of the list comma came streaking across my desk so I changed gears. Some time back — in one of the earliest posts on this blog … Continue reading

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