All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘limiting adverbs’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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In Defense of the Adverb


A common error among young writers is to heap on the adjectives and adverbs, while more experienced writers prefer to concentrate on nouns and verbs, using modifiers selectively. Mark Twain famously hyperbolized: “When you catch an adjective, kill it.” But let’s be reasonable.

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