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Hanged on a comma

July 11, 2017

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Ultimately, it's what the government decides what technicality we get hanged for, regardless of our commas.

Phraseology: ‘as it were’ vs. ‘so to speak’

August 17, 2011


SOMEONE HAS ASKED Learn English or Starve to explain the English phrase as it were, which LEOS already knows since time immemorial that many people (even native English speakers) have trouble with it. The phrase as it were is closely associated in meaning with the phrase so to speak, and this is where the fun […]