What’s in a Word? How the Tiniest Part of Speech Reveals Our Largest Concerns of Life.

My teacher Colette was always a stickler for precision in language. During my long apprenticeship, her insistence to be precise came through even in her heavily French accented English. Our use of imprecise prepositions covers a vast area of unseen and unwitting destructive implications that permeate our lives. As you remember from grammar school prepositions are words that precede a noun or pronoun to show the noun’s (or the pronoun’s) relationship to another word in the sentence. Read more »

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