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The Other F-Word

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This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.

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Myth Buster: Never Use “Impact” as a Verb

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Is it okay to use “impact” as a verb, or is that a big no-no?

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Myth Buster: Replace Fragments with Complete Sentences

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“Always write in complete sentences,” is an axiom proclaimed by most English teachers, and they are diligent to point out …

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Myth Buster: Never Start a Sentence with Because

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This grammar myth is, thankfully, less pervasive than some others I’ve addressed. Still, I regularly encounter folks who believe there is a general prohibition against starting a sentence with the word because. Others, who’ve never heard of this dubious rule, scratch their heads when they hear it because it seems so arbitrary.

It’s not, however. There is a reasonable explanation for the idea that a sentence beginning with because is anathema.

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Toss Useless Prepositions

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I’ve covered the terminal preposition issue before, but there’s one small clarification necessary. Generally speaking, it’s okay to end a …

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