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Says Ii Said
"Says I" is a vulgarism; don't use it. "I said" is correct fo...
Purity of style consists in using words which are reputable, ...
The three essentials of the English language are: Purity, Per...
Don't say "He is well known through the land," but "He is wel...
X L C D M1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
(9) Proper names begin with a capital; as, "Jones, Johnson, C...
Past Tensepast Participle
The interchange of these two parts of the irregular or so-cal...
An interjection is a word used to express some sudden emotion...
Common Stumbling Blocks - Peculiar Constructions - Misused Forms.
These are two separate verbs and must not be interchanged. The principal
parts of flee are flee, fled, fled; those of fly are fly,
flew, flown. To flee is generally used in the meaning of getting
out of danger. To fly means to soar as a bird. To say of a man "He has
flown from the place" is wrong; it should be "He has fled from the
place." We can say with propriety that "A bird has flown from the
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