Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.






Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Kay who has lengthy grammatical discussions with her16-year-old daughter asks...
In the sentence, "Please send me no roses," what part of speech is the word please?
Anne answers...
Please is an adverb when used as a polite addition to requests or demands.
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