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Word Pairs that Repeat Themselves

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He grew by leaps and bounds. We searched every nook and cranny. You will have to pick and choose. English is replete with redundancies. There is little to no difference between leaping and bounding, nooks and crannies, picking and choosing. Some language purists advocate the elimination of all redundant expressions, but I not only disagree, I think it’s a terrible …

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Best Footnote Ever

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  Just had to share this footnote image I spotted on another blog this morning. It made me laugh. Happy …

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That, Which, or Who?

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Can you tell the difference between these two sentences?  The outhouse that Bubba built fell down. The outhouse, which Bubba …

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The Heroic Journey 2: The Journey

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  This article is by guest poster, David Sims, author and former WriteAtHome writing coach. ***** The late great Doctor …

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If You Can Talk, You Can Write

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  The recently deceased Christopher Hitchens once said, To my writing classes I used to open by saying that anybody who …

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