2024-05-23 10:37 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Adverb Is as Adverb Does

"A PAL OF MINE worries that the adverb is in decline," wrote John Hildebidle of Cambridge last week, citing usages like "have your child eat healthy" and "fly direct from Boston to Timbuktu" as signs of adverbial erosion. "Is the Noble Adverb passé, defended only by those dauntless pedants who are still battling the split […]