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Myth Buster: Never End a Sentence with a Preposition

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  I was threatened much in my youth about ending sentences with prepositions. I was told by English teachers that …

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The Four Kinds of Sentences and Why You Should Know Them

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There are four kinds of sentences; each of them accomplishes a different purpose. Every sentence you speak or write either states something, asks a question, gives an order or expresses some kind of emotion. Go ahead — try to write a sentence that does do one of these four things. I bet you can’t do it.

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The Heroic Journey 16: Stage Two

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The Hero enters the Mythological Woods by crossing the Threshold. He journeys through strange yet deeply familiar forces, learning new rules and being tested, overcoming obstacles and conflicts.

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How To Write Good

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I was going through old files recently and came across an article I photocopied out of a magazine many years ago called “How To Write Good.” The article published the list “author unknown,” but a quick Google revealed the original author to be (I suppose) Frank L. Visco. It was originally published in the June 1986 issue of Writer’s Digest.

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