Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The part of a sentence containing the verb and any direct or indirect object, but not the subject.
- ‘This latest version derives a representation of the sentence in terms of noun phrases, verb phrases, etc.’
- ‘But that verb doesn't have to be the very first word in the verb phrase.’
- ‘Note the future tense employed by the operative verb phrase here: will support.’
- ‘We typically identify powers with a certain standard locution, employing the infinitives of verbs along with verb phrases.’
- ‘The subject nominal is in the oblique form and the verb phrase lacks tense and agreement markers.’
verb phrase/ˈvərb ˌfrāz/
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.