Tag Archives: Parts of speech

What’s happening to comparative adjectives?

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but the English seem to be losing the capacity to use comparative adjectives (hot, hotter, hottest) and are using “more hot” and “most hot”.  I was at a friend’s house last night, … Continue reading

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What is a…. ? Part 2

Continuing on from the last post on “What is a…?” here is the rest of the list. What is a metaphor? As succinctly as I can put it, a metaphor is a type of comparison that is only true for … Continue reading

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