September 26th, 2012


Grammatically Incorrect?

Is "they did not die for nothing" grammatically incorrect? Bill O'Reilly called out Madonna tonight for not using proper grammar when saying the same during a recent concert in D.C. However, I'm not quite sure it is, since it is negating the set phrase "die for nothing" and not using a double negative as an intensifier of a negative statement.

Am I wrong?
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Does anyone here use "criteria" as a singular noun? I'd always thought "a criteria" was as ungrammatical as "a data" or "a media" but its use is endemic where I work.