Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Word of the day - and it's apropos to grading season

Because I've been behind in my blogging, it's actually the word of last week.  Technicalities aside, this one comes to us from from and is particularly relevant during the month of December when most LRW profs are working through a pile of student papers.

The word is "periphrastic" meaning:  1. Using a roundabout form of expression; wordy.  2. Formed by the use of two or more words instead of inflection

Examples include:  "daughter of John" (compared with "John's daughter);
 "It did happen" (compared with "It happened");
 "more stupid" (compared with "stupider"); and 
 "Do you have" (compared with "Have you").

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Hat tip to Professor Mary Beth Beazley.

I am the scholarship dude.


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