QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


K.R., a Baltimore reader, wonders if it is time for QT’s biannual reminder that a cohort is a group of persons, not a person.
Same goes for “cadre.”
Same goes for “troop.”
She wonders, also, if it is time for QT’s biennial reminder that a speeding car doesn’t careen through an intersection, but careers through it.
Evidently.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimore reader, writes:
“So is tomorrow April Fools Day or April Fool’s Day or April Fools’ Day?”
April Fools’ Day, although the British dictionaries prefer April Fool’s Day.
And none as good All Fools’ Day.
But that was November 8.
And is it time for QT’s quadrennial reminder that it is one candelabrum–and two, three, four or more candelabra?

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