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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 23 09:45:27 EST 2016


Yes, it strikes me as being something that teachers would start to say.

On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Joe Salmons <jsalmons at wisc.edu> wrote:

> 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
>
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> > 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_."
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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-- 
-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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