Story | Nov 26, 2014 | 11:47 AM
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Story | Nov 26, 2014 | 11:48 AMThe first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had ever been given. I liked holding the book, carrying it under my arm like a professor on his way to give an important lecture. I marveled at the fanciful illustrations, by W.W. Denslow, and my sense of good fortune increased tenfold when my mother read me the text. All I could think about all day was poor little Dorothy, so far from home with all those scary witches and flying monkeys, but wasn't she lucky to find such good friends to help her?
Story | Oct 30, 2014 | 6:33 AM
Story | Oct 5, 2014
Q: In the sentence, "None of that revenue is going to the city, whose main source of income is taxes," is it correct to use "whose" to refer to a city, an inanimate object? — Mary Kaskan, Watertown, N.Y. A: Yes! As the English language evolved...
Story | Sep 27, 2014 | 10:37 PM