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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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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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