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Picky, Pickier, Pickest--What's a Pickest?

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 16, 2002

In Reply to: Picky, Pickier, Pickest posted by R. Berg on May 16, 2002

: : : : This is a site 'for teacher's and students of English'. Non native English speakers might find it well worth examining (and some native ones as well!)

: : : I can't help it. I drive everybody I know nuts with my obsession to cure the world of grammatical errors:
: : : "teacher's" is possessive when I think just a plain 'ol plural--"teachers"--should do.
: : : Anybody know of a 12 step group for obsessive correctors?

: : Hey, shouldn't that be "12-step group." What keeps me in line is the thought that if I correct someone's grammar, R. Berg will correct my correction.

: Yes, the hyphen belongs there. But you left out a question mark, didn't you.

: The "English Rules" site doesn't say "for teacher's and students." It says "for teachers and students."

I see I am not alone.
And should the subject line read "Pickest" or "Pickiest"?

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