Protagonist

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Tdol

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I recently read a criticism of the use of protagonist in the plural because it is derived from the Greek for first actor. It is commonly used in contemporary English in the plural for the main people involved in something,...

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TDOL is an English teacher and co-host of this site. Here, he talks about English usage that catches his eye or ear, and looks at language issues that fascinate or puzzle him.
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
English Teacher
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British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
I recently read a criticism of the use of protagonist in the plural because it is derived from the Greek for first actor. It is commonly used in contemporary English in the plural for the main people involved in something,...

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Source: TDOL's English Language Blog
TDOL is an English teacher and co-host of this site. Here, he talks about English usage that catches his eye or ear, and looks at language issues that fascinate or puzzle him.
 
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