|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||Thanks so much for your response -- not only in answer to my specific question but in providing so much more in the why's and wherefore's of correct usage. Oh, oh. I just realized I've created a new dilemma for myself. Now I'll have to find a language expert who will tell me what to do about the written form of the expression "why's and wherefore's." Or is it "why-s and wherefore-s? Or is it "whys and wherefores"? Or possibly something else. I imagine his response would be something to the effect of "ditch that particular expression and find a more acceptable way to resolve your dilemma. And then do try to make better use of your time." I think it's time for me to go to bed.|
Ph.D. Cand. in Classical Languages. Conversant with all forms of the language: classical, mediaeval, and modern.
I have 50 years of teaching at all levels of Latin from high school through university postgraduate. I read, write, and speak Latin daily.
American Classical League, American Philological Association
A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Cand. in Classics.