QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Headline:
“Gunshot victim remains hospitalized in El Paso.”
Gary Duffala, a Rio Rancho, N.M., reader, writes:
“Why would they hospitalize the remains?”
News Headline: “The most unique crowd-funded gadgets of 2016.”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Is it time for a reminder that there are no degrees of uniqueness?”
Yes.
And most important, can it be time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that there is no such word as “importantly,” as in, “most¬†importantly”?
And that the same goes for “firstly,” “secondly” and “thirdly”?
And so on and so forthly?
Evidently.

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