Writing & Grammar: Myriad Issues
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JULY 28, 2013
by Jennie Ruby Use myriad as an adjective, not as a noun, says Bryan Garner , author of The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style. So how can you make sure to do that? I like this method: pretend that the word myriad is the phrase a million , and use it the same way: We saw a million fireflies rising from the lawn. We saw myriad fireflies rising from the lawn. Notice that you would not say "a million of fireflies."