Three usage questions frequently arise: Continue reading co- (prefix)
There are 26^3 or 17,576 ways to select three items from 26. The list below is a subset of this number.
AAH AAL AAS . . . Continue reading All the Three-letter Words
These are idiomatic expressions, and commentators have sometimes objected to the second in each pair. Logically, they argue, the first two includes number one and number two, but the two first implies that there are two number ones. This logic chopping does not hold up when applied to natural language. All four expressions are still Standard, even if the two (three) first and the two (three) last sound a bit old-fashioned.
in speech, emphasis given a particular sound, called prosodic systems in linguistics. There are three basic accentual methods: stress, tone, and length. Continue reading accent