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WriteAtHome.com Is Down Temporarily

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Our apologies to those of you who have tried to get on the WriteAtHome site these past few days. We’ve …

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Who’s vs. Whose

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When do you use who’s and when whose?

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How To Pronounce “Often”

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I could make this a very short post: It doesn’t matter how you pronounce it.

But I won’t do that. Some explanation is necessary.

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Five Wordy Habits to Avoid

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Adding words just to meet an assigned paper length is known as padding, and it’s a bad habit that we don’t want to encourage. Good writing is concise. Good writers don’t use more words than necessary. It doesn’t mean they skimp on details or creative phrasing, just that they normally look for the simplest, clearest way to express their meaning.

Here are five ways we let wordiness creep into our writing.

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