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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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Painfully Bad Analogies, or Why English Teachers Die Young

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These ingeniously awful analogies have made their way around the web. Get the real scoop and laugh a little too!

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100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know

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How many of these “100 Words Every High School Student Should Know” can you use correctly in a sentence?

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Use Your Thesaurus

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Some practical advice on how to wisely use a thesaurus.

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Subject-Verb Agreement, Part 2

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The second and final article on the common grammar problem area: subject-verb agreement.

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