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You Need to Read This: The Death of the Imperative Mode, the Rise of the American Glottal Stop, the Biz arre Popularity of "Amongst," and Other Cuckoo Things That Have Happened to the by [Yagoda, Ben]
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  • File Size: 890 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books (June 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KWG5WPU
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This is a collection of essays on various topics involving American English. I found it most engaging. He touches on many of the triggers that get me going--people who use "I" after a preposition, confusion of who/whom, and many others. I especially enjoyed his tracing of the current resurgence of "amongst." I do like his nonproscriptive approach, however. After all, language evolves, and that evolution can be a fascinating process to watch.
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Highly recommended. Prof. Yagoda insights are excellent. I enjoyed the read and learned a lot.
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Great stuff if you've ever wondered why you got marks off for the use of the "singular they"... and/or if you get annoyed by the new meaning of "begs the question".
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Such great anecdotes to pepper public talks with. Or with which to pepper public talks, whichever you prefer
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