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The Leonard Study on Usage
The Purpose and Method of This Study
The Established Usages
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acceptable colloquialism adjective adverb approved this expression archaic authors ballot British English British linguist remarks British linguist says citations cites Comments by linguists Compilation directed correct cultivated colloquial English Curme PSA Current English Usage definitely Dial dialect disapproved disputable usages divided between approval Elliptical Constructions England English teachers rated estab established usages evidence examples expression as illiterate fact formal grammar formal literary English gerund grammar groups of judges Horwill illiterate usages Jesp judges approved judges classified labeled language large majority Leonard report Leonard study linguists rated lished loquial Modern American Usage N. E. D. says Oxford Dictionary placed this expression plural present pressions probably pronoun purists ranked rated this expression Rock Island depot seems sentence Shakespeare slang solecism speech teachers split infinitive Standard Dictionary survey of opinion Syntax tablished Thackeray tion unanimous uncultivated verb vote vulgar whole group word writing