Example sentences for: pedants

How can you use “pedants” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Chatterbox would also like to take this opportunity to implore pedants not to write in and point out that during earlier geological eras the worldwide climate was vastly different from what it's been during the last century (which is about as far back as record-keeping goes).

  • (Pedants will observe that in the movie, the evil toy thief Al actually conducts his communications with the foreign buyers via cell phone and fax machine, but that's just because the filmmakers don't want to be too overt in challenging the mightiest phenomenon in capitalism today.)

  • He does not say as much expressly, but his characterization of such do-gooders as pedants (p. 215) and purists (p. 223), his persistent placing of quotation marks around words and phrases condemned by contemporary purists and pedants to signify—what?— their quaintness? their curiosity?

  • For the most part, despite the occasional campaigning for linguistic liberalism (aimed, obviously, at 20th- and, presumably, 21st-century readers), what emerges is an engaging picture of concerned speakers of English, some of them pedants trying to establish (or preserve) some purity in the language, the remainder readers of the works published by the former in the shape of grammars, usage guides, pronunciation guides, spellers, etc.

  • Were that undertaken, we should soon find that the traditional form would become frozen in writing (and on the tongues of purists and pedants), while the continuously changing language of the marketplace moved onward.


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