June 26, 2017

AmericanEnglishDoctor.com is the work of M. J. Maddox, PhD. The content is for parents, teachers, and mature students.

Dr. Maddox writes about School Reform at the online magazine Bellaonline.

The Verb “Tread”

The verb “tread” in the sense of stepping or walking has been in the language for a thousand years. Not surprisingly, changes have taken place in how it is used.

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A Toga Is Not a Tunic

Sometimes the only solution for a writer who wants to avoid repeating a word is to rewrite the paragraph.

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That Tricky Word “Whom”

When criticizing the use of “whom” by college English professors, it’s a good idea to know all the facts.

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Standard English Is for Everyone

The whole purpose of having a standard dialect is to make it easy for speakers of other forms of English to understand each other.

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Just a Spelling Error

How is it that when it comes to preparing your taxes or writing computer code, “close enough” is not good enough, but when it comes to literacy, “almost” is OK?

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