We learn a lot about how language works in the brain from cases where the brain doesn’t work quite right. Most of the time, something’s obviously broken, so it’s like dropping a bowl and picking up the pieces. But what if you drop a bowl and you get… a different style of bowl? My latest for The Week:
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- around, about, approximately
- E.g., this kind of thing, etc.
- Commas before quotes
- Can a metaphor be hyperbole too?
- bookstore, bookshop
- Going forward, it's an adverb
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- Among other things, it's a sentence adverb
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