Max McCall

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Lifelong grammar nut. Teacher. Writer. Editor. Curmudgeon. Eccentric. Collector of men's neckties, books of all kinds. Knowledgeable about computers and cars. Effete, arch, but with a heart.


Oct
3
answered Sentence completion question
Oct
3
answered When is it necessary to use a hyphen in writing a compound word?
Oct
3
answered Is there a symbol for “and/or”?
Oct
3
comment “Help us grow this site”?
Useful distinction, between "I grow x organic" and "X organic can be grown". The "I" as subject implies agency, which is not the sense of the word when it means "increase of its own volition or under its own power". I don't "grow" anything, since the x/organic/tomato does the growing. (Although some gardeners, given our level of soil preparation, plant coaxing, attention, and worry, might differ.) (I have to look for a thread on proper use of the virgule.)
Sep
20
awarded  Teacher
Sep
20
awarded  Editor
Sep
20
revised “Help us grow this site”?
added 113 characters in body
Sep
20
answered “Help us grow this site”?