Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2012’

Tragedy vs. Travesty


Tragedy and travesty sound alike, but they are nothing like synonyms. I’ve found that many people use the word travesty when they really mean tragedy, though no one every gets it wrong the other way.

Both words carry a negative connotation. They are normally used when describing a bad, unjust, or disheartening situation.

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Till, ‘Til, or Until?


What’s the correct short version of “until”? Is it “’til” or simply “till”?

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Schoolhouse Rock Grammar Videos: The Pronoun


Here’s another Grammar Rock cartoon. I’m hoping at least this song will knock the noun song out of your head from last week…

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Persuasive Writing Prompt: The Best Unusual Pet


This is an assignment we give in Middle School as an introduction to persuasive writing. Most kids like the twist …

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