The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative
Here are some examples of Six-Word Memoirs that do the subject-predicate tango: When a sentence lacks one of its two essential parts, it is called a sentence fragment. Like the flotsam I mentioned earlier, fragments are adrift, without clear direction or ...
Ending Minority Rule in California: One Sentence Can Do It
It would change two words in ... are handcuffed by minority rule. Democracy can work in California. What the majority of voters want, a majority in the legislature will enact. And it only take a majority of voters to enact that one-sentence amendment.
‘The Last Sentence’
In 1954 Pete Seeger took these words, in part as a protest ... The Swedish government chose to close its eyes to what was taking place in its neighboring countries and remain neutral. Jan Troell’s “The Last Sentence” is based on the life of the ...
If Everyone Votes Yes, Is It Democracy?
In the 2012 constitution, the first sentence of the preamble included the words “Tahrir Square,” which do not ... But this is why voting is only a small part of what constitutes a democracy; since the revolution, Egypt has held seven fraud-free ...
How Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Is Saving Grammar for the Future
The exact meaning of irony is so narrow that the word is hardly worth using; in its broad, current definition ... t get out of bed'”) almost always means figuratively, and a sentence beginning “With all due respect” almost always presages an insult.