Monthly Archives: January 2018

All the married ladies: unravelling the puzzle of plural titles

I recently saw a photo of my cousin, her two sisters-in-law and her mother-in-law at what looked to be a lovely evening out with family. The photo was tagged ‘Four Mrs Jenkins’, and my cousin had asked where the apostrophe … Continue reading

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Provide me food: dependent prepositions

Over the last year or so I’ve noticed some language change happening to the word ‘provide’ and how it’s used with prepositions – the words that tell you the relationship between the nouns (and pronouns). A verb like ‘provide’ can … Continue reading

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