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Is "e'er" a true English word? [closed]

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Changed upon the blue guitar?

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Is there a word for "not pronouncing any r's"?

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What is the origin of the usage of the word "rook" as it refers to the chess piece?

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What is the word for using one part of speech where another would be more grammatical?

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1 answer
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Why is it "grandfather", but "great-uncle"?

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What might "three several" mean?

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Is "breaths" grammatically correct? [duplicate]

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What reasoning is behind the names of the trigonometric functions "sine", "secant" and "tangent"?

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Origin of "man!", "(oh) boy!", and "oh brother"

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What is the effect called when one looks at a bright light, and the image "burns" into one's eyes?

27 votes
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Why is it true that "I before E, except after C"?

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Where did the "ue" in "tongue" come from?

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Why do people who find it hard to hear say they are "hard of hearing"?

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Is "aren't I" correct grammar?

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Why is "busy" pronounced "bizzy"?

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Where did the expression "my two cents" come from?

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Why is “Saturday” Romanic?

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Can you "regret" someone else's action?

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Is there a word for "umming"?

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Does the adjective "swell" have anything to do with the noun/verb "swell"?

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What constitutes a double negative?

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Where did the names of English letters come from, and why are they all monosyllabic (except for "w")? [duplicate]

16 votes
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Where did the phrase "used to" come from?

4 votes
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What is the preposition category of "along"?

52 votes
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Why is there no plural indefinite article?

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How is "winded" pronounced in "he winded a horn"?

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What comes after "octuplet"?

4 votes
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Was "oop" really more common than "oops" till 1990?

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Why is "fastly" not a word?

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