Grammar sticklers may have OCD
Maybe you’ve heard of the grammar gene — its technical name is the FOXP2 gene — which may be responsible for a variety of grammatical ills, such as the inability to construct compound/complex sentences ... add GPS to the DSM-5, the latest edition ...
Nuclear Option isn’t so nuclear after all
Both paragraphs of Article 2 are perfect examples of a compound complex sentence. So if Article 1 Section 5 is just a compound sentence and Article 2, Section 2 is nothing more than a compound complex sentence that any high school student should be able to ...
This Sporting Life: Why is the why
Ninety-five percent of what you'll read and what you'll hear ... it's more important than ever that a few outposts remain devoted to the compound complex sentence, to the compound complex thought. That a place be kept safe for imagination, for ideas ...
Or So it Seems … Better Fussing in Five Minutes a Day
Hover between him and the screen. Begin with the phrase “Dad, can you help me….” Usually, you won't need to finish your sentence. But if he's a bit slow, drop some tools. Greasy ones first. Nine times out of ten, you'll hear: “GO BOTHER YOUR MOTHER!”
Horse Sense & Heartache
Lydia Davis’s shortest stories, only a sentence or two long, float like little dinghies on the white of the page. They can’t be followed the way stories ordinarily are followed, nor are they “told” in the usual sense of that word. They belong to ...