A Grammatical Wipe Out

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My brother Craig is a surfer, and his idol is 11-time world champion, surfing legend, Kelly Slater. Yesterday, Craig, who lives on the other side of the country, texted me with a grammar emergency. Here’s our conversation…

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Denotation and Connotation

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Some words are come loaded with meaning. For example, if you are under eighteen, you are a juvenile. How do you respond to that word? Do you like being called a juvenile? Probably not. I bet you’d prefer to be called an adolescent or a teenager.

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GIF: Writing Can Be Frustrating

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Ever feel like this when it’s time to write? 

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Schoolhouse Rock Grammar Videos: The Noun

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Grammar Rock Nouns

It’s amazing how sticky these videos are. They were created in the 1970s and are hopelessly dated — The Beatles, The Monkey’s, Chubby Checker? Jukeboxes at the drugstore that operate for a dime? But everyone who watched Saturday morning cartoons in the 70s is at least familiar with Schoolhouse Rock. It’s amazing how many still know these songs by heart!

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