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Writing Tip #48: Use Analogy

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People often confuse metaphors and similes with analogies. Let’s get them straight.

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Fast, Fastly, or Quickly? I Need an Adverb

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If you want to say “I eat fast,” is that okay? Should “fast” be “quickly”? “Fastly”?

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Get Your “Ways to Say” Posters!

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I created my “100 Ways to Say Said” poster a couple years ago after writing a post about dialogue tags. …

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Aggravate: To Annoy or To Make Worse?

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Can “aggravate” mean “annoy” or “irritate”?

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25 Words You Probably Don’t Really Misuse

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Why do language aficionados take such delight in telling people they are using words wrong¹? The more I learn about …

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