March 8th, 2011

agapanther

Answer - what is the proper usage of the word tragedy?

Someone asked the question, "What is the proper usage of the word tragedy?" And my smartypants answer is, "Well, it depends on what you're talking about at the time. Is the feeling gone and you can't go on?"

A more considered answer lies under the cut, together with examples from The Sentinel and Stargate.

Collapse )
purity of english

Fandom_Grammar Needs You!

Once again, we're running low on Answer topics, so it's your chance to help us shape our content.

Got a question you're arguing with your beta? Got a pet peeve you wish fandom would fix? Run into a problem somewhere else that still applies to fannish writing? We'll take them all.

Go to the Ask a Question post to suggest them. Comments are screened, so don't worry about being embarrassed.

No topic is too obscure, no question too nitpicky.

May the Grammar be with you!