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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art critic during the Victorian Era. His words here are both wise and pithy. “Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them and in the plainest possible words or …

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Football Idioms

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English is packed with idioms taken from sports. This post looks at football idioms.

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Pronouns and Sexism

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Can pronouns be sexist? Actually, yes, they can. Read on to learn how to avoid this common problem.

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5 Principles of Effective Business Writing

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Business affects everyone. If you don’t end up in a business-oriented occupation, you will certainly have to engage in business as a client or customer. Skill in business writing is also a valuable asset for job-seekers. Businesses in almost every field need skilled writers. Advertisements, applications, reports, contracts, manuals, proposals, and memos are composed, revised, published and read in thousands of businesses across the nation.

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Sunday Grammar Funnies

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I haven’t done a post like this for a while. Just some wordy stuff that made me chuckle. Enjoy!

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