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Go (verb)[edit]

I wrote this article as an adaptation of an assignment for an English class I was taking, and I believe it would benefit from greater scrutiny. The article addresses the etymology of Go, and while I would appreciate help from qualified linguists and/or those who know quite a bit about historical linguistics, simple copyediting and stylistic suggestions would be helpful. I've written a first draft here, and I think that the help of a few linguists would benefit the article greatly.Zantastik 04:32, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

References... I'm sure you have some. Also, I was always told to write in full instead of using acronyms - I guess ME means Middle English, but what is PIE? More about how it relates to other germanic languages might be neat too, even if it's just a line or two. WegianWarrior 05:09, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)
content ʘ From its title, it is not clear why the article would cover only the morphology etymology of the verb go in English. I think it would make sense to include some syntax and semantics as well.
style ʘ First, get rid of the first person perspective altogether. Also, the style is sometimes too inquiring, I think.
mark 17:40, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I agree with all of the above. I think the article could begin with a few illustrations of the verb and its forms in sentences, and more examples can be inserted in other sections. Long sentences need breaking up, in my opinion. And the section on the Latin ǐre and ambition seems like an unimportant tangent. The article has lots of very good information, but a few stylistic changes like that will make it able to communicate better. Fishal

Peer review is not the appropriate place for this request. Peer review is for articles that are close to being Featured Articles. If you want people to come to a page and comment on it, what you want is Wikipedia:Requests for comment. --Angr/tɔk tə mi 22:23, 10 September 2005 (UTC)