[Ads-l] Facebookery: _homeworks_ as a count-noun

Joe Salmons jsalmons at WISC.EDU
Fri Dec 23 09:34:52 EST 2016


Wilson,
I’ve used that for a roughly a gazillion years and it STILL bugs me when spellcheck flags it (in Word, Mail and everywhere else). When you’re doing a syllabus or talking about grading, I have different kinds of assignments and a homework is one kind. You’ve got two oral presentations, one paper, and 8 homeworks, or whatever. It’s a case where I always wonder ‘how else am I supposed to say that?’.

Joe




> On Dec 23, 2016, at 8:27 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> From a post by the head of the MIT linguistics dept.:
> 
> "... she can now grade _homeworks_."
> 
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> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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