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answered Is “kicking ass and taking names” an offshoot of an older idiom?
Jun
23
answered Idiom for restlessness
Jun
23
answered “Excuse Me”… Is it polite or just a terse way to ask others to step aside?
Jun
23
comment Make “will have been going to go” correct
"Will have been going to" uses the future, past and present tenses at the same time and it sounds like the writer is confused. Since moving to a certain region of the country, I hear phrases like "previously had went" with great frequency. To me, it indicates a poor public educational system, though I try to allow for variations in dialect. Still, if the goal of proper language usage is to be understood by others, clarity is better than complexity. To me, a simple idea should never be lost to complex grammar. I was taught in a news writing class that if the reader must go over a passage twice