Body Participles: A Word Thing


Ever thought about words like backbreaking, nail-biting, toe-tapping? Well, I have!

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The Five Verb Forms


Learning the five forms of verbs makes learning the many verb tenses easier. I explain in this short article.

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250 Ways to Say “Went”


The new and improved “Ways to Say Went” poster. Thanks to a commenter, I’ve upped the total from 200 to 250. Check it out!

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Writing Tip: Avoid Nominalization


Here’s a good example of bad writing from the world of government:

…a substantial measure of administrative flexibility to draft the price regulatory mechanism in a manner designed to optimize production from domestic properties subject to statutory parameter requiring the regulatory pattern to prevent prices from exceeding a maximum weighted average.

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