Not sure if the tag I've selected is appropriate. Feel free to correct. I've googled gambit and got the definition as depicted below. Then, I folded out the frame to see see the usage graph and it ...
It seems there is a relatively recent trend of using expression "〈verb〉 off of": https://www.google.com/search?q=%22*+off+of%22 ...
I puzzled over the first line of the article of December 9’s Time magazine titled "Des Moines Dust-Up", which reads; '12ers (minus Huntsman) square-off at Drake University for ABC News/Yahoo! ...
How popular is the word “cromulent”? If I use this word in conversation with native speakers, doesn’t it look out of place?
In today’s post, “What’s the antonym for recommend?” an answerer answered "I discourage the blue sweater" sounds perfectly cromulent.” As I am utterly unfamiliar with the word, “cromulent,” I looked ...
In some books, I see the use of the word "breaths" in the phrase "they held their breaths". Is this correct? And if it is, should I go by the Ngram (below) in spite of grammaticality? Or are both ...
Which one is more popular? I always used strong wind, but I found high winds also used some times.