It's your language. You use it every day. You should strive to master it. My late mother, a 27-year, graduate-level professor of English, embedded that in my brain once upon a time. I’m not nearly as smart as she was, but I’m sharp enough to recognize that the vast majority of native-born Americans can’t speak or write English worth a lick.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
That's What I Call Precise
“A firebase like Anaconda is usually a remote outpost staffed by as few as several dozen soldiers.”
As few as 24, 36, 72, 96, or 216? Talk about vague.