Prepositions: A Handy Chart

In our last post, I mentioned that I’ve been reading Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Handbook of Prepositions, Conjunctions, Relative Pronouns and Adverbs. I shared with you my excitement about acquiring that text and highlighted the importance of “thought-connectives” in our syntax with reference to their example of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Today I’d like to dig […]

It’s the Little Words that Count

Lovers of words understand the joy attendant on a new book even if it is old. My most recent acquisition is a slim claret and dun volume printed by Funk and Wagnalls in 1953 called Standard Handbook of Prepositions, Conjunctions, Relative Pronouns and Adverbs. The missing comma in the title is deliberate, not the product […]