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The best thing about being a teacher is actually that being a student--i.e., acquiring knowledge and entertaining complex questions--is part of the job. Case in point, here's an email from a student I received this summer that I had entirely too much fun answering. QUESTION FROM: A FORMER ENGLISH STUDENT This is a bit random, but what are your thoughts on the word ‘alright’? My mom is an author and has it in her book a bunch, but editors have said that it’s not grammatically correct to use the word, and a lot of the internet says that ‘alright’ isn’t even a legitimate English word. I can’t wrap my head around that, so is that something you agree with? Just wondering your thoughts because I

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