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3-13-2010 @ 1:11PM
Grammar Hammer STRIKES!The correct use of the word "myriad" does not require "of", so you would just say that "Auctioneer has a myriad uses."^_^ But seriously. Good article. You're making me rich, man.
3-13-2010 @ 1:21PM
Apparently every time I've ever heard this phrase used has been wrong because it always is accompanied by "of".
3-13-2010 @ 1:23PM
Apparently every time I've ever heard that phrase has been wrong because it's always been accompanied by the word "of".
3-13-2010 @ 1:27PM
Sorry, you're incorrect Thearchermage.Words evolve over time. Myriad in this case does not mean what you think it means.The modern English use of the word means an unspecified significantly large number and in this meaning, using 'of' is absolutely fine.If the original poster meant to use myriad in its' original greek or roman form then yes, he/she shouldn't use 'of'.Just remember words change their meaning over time, the word gay being a good example of such a thing. It has gone from meaning 'happy' to 'homosexual' to 'horrible' in 30 years.
3-13-2010 @ 1:31PM
Actually, it can be either a noun (a myriad of uses) or an adjective (myriad uses). The statement "auctioneer has a myriad uses," is incorrect because the article "a" denotes the noun usage of the term, which would require "of." Some argue the adjective usage is the only correct one, but merriam webster's claims the noun is in fact older.
Grammar Hammer FAILS!In that context, you would say "Auctioneer has myriad uses", not "a myriad uses". It's possible that "a myriad of uses" is also valid, but "a myriad uses" certainly isn't.
3-14-2010 @ 11:47AM
@Graham RibchesterRiiiight! Valid only because people keep using words incorrectly. It's a lame excuse used by people who say "I don't /not/ like " or "This is more unique than that". In MMOs it's also used as an excuse to lob sentences like "That item's so g*y".
3-15-2010 @ 11:12AM
from wikipedia:"both "there are myriad people outside" and "there is a myriad of people outside" are correct."BOOMKnowledge Bomb
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