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Linguistic Conundrum: Is the English Subjunctive Outdated?

Guest Post by Damien Venuto Truth be told… yes and no. I vaguely remember my English grammar teacher talking about the subjunctive, but I didn’t really have the foggiest idea what it was until I started to learn French and

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Generic Masculine Pronoun Still Being Debated! Amazing!

“I think singular pronoun agreement is evolving out of English; most authors I copy-edit use “they” rather than the correct, “he or she” (or variations). Will you abandon pronoun agreement?” Meg Nash, a freelance writer-editor in the Greater Philadelphia area

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  • Today’s Whole Foods+
    Just like you, I used to cringe at the idea of  meal replacement shakes.   If anyone suggested them to me, I’d wrinkle my nose in disgust and say: “I only eat whole foods.” I only ate whole foods till I…Read more ›
  • Bean-stuffed Baked Squash
      Since releasing 55 pounds of toxic fat with my cleanse and fat-release system I’ve been taking a different approach to whole foods meals.  Where I used to be a big pasta eater, it’s pretty much been eliminated from my diet.…Read more ›
  • Poached Eggs on Kale
    Probably the easiest, most delicious whole foods meal going! Put about 1/2 inch if water in your favorite, 7 inch skillet, toss in some chopped kale, cover and bring to simmer over med-high heat. When the kale has wilted, reduce…Read more ›