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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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It’s Not “Hone In,” It’s “Home In!” At Least For Now…

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There’s a right answer, but it seems to be changing. Find out why.

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A Lot or Alot? If You Can’t Remember, It Doesn’t Mean You’re Dumb

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Why do people get so worked up about spelling errors?

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Safe or Safely, Smart or Smartly? All About Flat Adverbs

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Is it okay to say something like, “Drive safe?” or

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“Than I” or “Than Me”?

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Which is correct: “more than I” or “more than me”? It’s not as simple as you might think.

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