Really late to the party. I'm a language lover, taught by the nuns in grammar school. We went into detail about a lot (2 words
) of words that now sound like chalk down a blackboard when they're used incorrectly. My worst one is fewer and less. We were taught "fewer for number, less for quantity." If you can say "a number of", you should use fewer, as in Lite Beer has fewer
calories. (Not less, as in the commercial.
With all of this, I never came across could/couldn't care less (I guess because I don't use the phrase much), and surprisingly didn't see anything wrong with could at first until you all pointed out the difference.
Thanks for that.
My first language is English. I had two years of Latin, which was one of the best things I ever studied in High School. It made the three years of Spanish a breeze! Latin is to language what ballet is to dance - it's the foundation. Because of having a background in Latin, many words in different languages are easy, because the root words are derived from Latin. It's such a shame it's not being taught much in schools today.
I can't speak Spanish at all now, but I recognize a lot of words from living in NYC and LA (where they have Spanish words first on signs in stores - caja, then cashier). I've often thought of getting Rosetta Stone for Spanish.
Then, Amanda, we could schmooze in Spanish!
I look forward to learning a lot here!