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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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Grammar Rock: Adjectives

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Another classic from the 1970′s Grammar Rock series. This one’s on adjectives.

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Mark Twain on Writing: Graphic Quotes

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Mark Twain was a prolific dispenser of wit, wisdom, and sarcasm. This post contains some choice Twainisms on writing.

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The Structure of a Good Paper

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When we refer to the structure of a paper, we mean the way the paper is organized. Well-structured papers take the time to creatively introduce the subject matter, present the content in a clear and logical order, and conclude by reinforcing the main idea and providing a sense of closure.

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A Poem You Won’t Never Forget

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A narrative poem on love, grammar, and the dangers of the double negative.

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