Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A relative clause appended without a relative pronoun to the noun phrase that governs it, as in the man I saw yesterday.
- ‘What makes one a comma splice and the other a contact clause is a function of what the writer knows.’
- ‘Contact clauses are common in spoken English.’
- ‘When the relative pronouns ‘who ", ‘which’ or ‘that’ (in object case) are omitted the relative clause becomes a contact clause.’
- ‘Join each pair of sentences, making the subordinate clause a contact clause; i.e. with the omission of the relative pronoun.’
- ‘The relative pronouns can be organized in a similar table to the one above, but no omission or contact clauses can be found here.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.