Why Tired People Talk About Being 'Out of Spoons.' Why Nouns Are More Complicated Than You May Think. March 24, 2022

from Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing· ·

A few months ago, I started to notice people talking about spoons in a weird way, so I investigated and found that people are using an interesting concept called "spoon theory." Also this week, we look at why nouns are more complicated than you may think, and we dig into concrete, abstract, collective, and compound nouns--how you can identify them, how you can tell them apart, and what makes them fun. | SPONSORS: https://masterworks.io/about/disclosure and https://bit.ly/ggondemand with the code MACMIL | Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates. | Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course. | [Peeve Wars card game](https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/grammar-girl-s- …



A few months ago, I started to notice people talking about spoons in a weird way, so I investigated and found that people are using an interesting concept called "spoon theory." Also this week, we look at why nouns are more complicated than you may think, and we dig into concrete, abstract, collective, and compound nouns--how you can identify them, how you can tell them apart, and what makes them fun.

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