Copular verbs are also called linking verbs; they link the subject to a complement. (“I feel bad.” vs. “I feel badly.”)
Read Nasty Guide’s post on copular verbs and let us know what you think about slicing onions: Do you slice onions thinly? Or do you slice them thin?
Slicing it thin
by Annie Wei-Yu Kan
Yes, it’s me. I hope you weren’t expecting another filth-fest from Dirk about copulation with all sorts of people, places, and things. I’m happy to say that that knuckle-dragger isn’t getting this bit of low-hanging fruit. This is a natural topic for dealing with through cooking.
As you might expect, I cook a lot. This happens to mean that I read recipes often. And one thing I see often in recipes is this:
100 g of prosciutto, thinly sliced
Thinly slice one medium onion
What I don’t see so much is this:
2 russet potatoes, sliced thin
You see the difference, right?
Well, let me state it flatly: it’s a question of whether you slice something thinly or slice something thin.
Some people object to saying slice thin, or pack flat or feel good or or or. “These are…
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