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February 25, 2020

Celebrating poet Maxine McIntosh-McCalla (Miss P.)

Today’s a very special day to me, and it’s also a very special day for poet Maxine McIntosh-McCalla (affectionately, Miss P.) of Barton, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. […]
April 2, 2020

How to use the cosmos to approach preparing for life

What happens after there has been a period of darkness? I’m guessing that’s probably the burning question when there is troubled times in our lives or in […]
April 20, 2020

How to avoid those unnecessary pronouns

PRONOMINALIZATION (using a pronoun instead of a noun) is a standard approach to RELATIVIZATION Complementizers include WH- words and expletives that, if, and whether, all of […]
April 20, 2020

How to do away with the pronoun “it”

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Pronominalization is appropriate where “a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is . . . identical […]