Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Age, Color, Origin, Material
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Age, Color, Origin, Material

There are “rules” in English that are unspoken and untaught, like nuances of the future tense or how to order our adjectives.
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A red, little Corvette? Nope.

In this favorite from the archives, John discusses some unwritten rules of English that can be remarkably difficult for a learner of English to master.

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Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
Lexicon Valley from Booksmart Studios
A podcast about language, with host John McWhorter.
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