“_____ Years’ Time” – Ben Yagoda

I think of the phrase with ‘time’ preceded by the possessive form of a measure of time as a very British expression, as in ‘two hours’ time’ or, in this case ‘three years’ time.’ Continue reading


Grammar Rules Aren’t Nearly as Clear-Cut as We Thought – Nala Rogers

Grammar is not this binary thing,” says Jana Häussler, a linguist at the University of Wuppertal in Germany and one of the study’s authors. She adds that many of her colleagues still judge grammar using old binary models, when they should be coming up with systems that build in gradience—or the gray zone—as a possibility. Continue reading