Structurally English is actually one of the harder languages because it borrows from so many other languages and has different rules for different words. My Japanese professor always gave the example of the verb “to go”: go.
went. where the hell does went come from? and so on.
The decline of the Oxford Comma will lead directly to the decline of Civilization!
On which questions?
I don’t believe American English makes that distinction, or if it did it no longer does.
It really wouldn’t. Try the sentence again without including the other person. “Feel free to contact me.”
I took issue with that one. Though “media” is the plural form of the word, that is in Latin and not in English. You could therefore use it to refer to a single group or the members individually. For instance, if all media outlets were reporting the same story, then one could refer to media as the sum total of its different outlets, in which case it would be singular. “The media is not helping revolve the issue with their constant, unreliable coverage”.
Response to 12 TV Shows We Gave Up On In 2014:
You’ve made some huge errors on this list. I don’t even watch all of these shows, but you’re definitely wrong about “The Blacklist”, “The Mindy Project”, “New Girl”, “Gotham” and “Modern Family.” If anything this list would be better titled “Evidence That Audiences Need to be More Patient (A Love Letter to Joss Whedon)” or “We Really Wish Shows Would Get to the Good Stuff Sooner (An Ode to ‘Selfie’)”. As it is, this reads more like a list of “Shows Not Good for Short Attention Spans”
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