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Word Pairs that Repeat Themselves

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He grew by leaps and bounds. We searched every nook and cranny. You will have to pick and choose. English is replete with redundancies. There is little to no difference between leaping and bounding, nooks and crannies, picking and choosing. Some language purists advocate the elimination of all redundant expressions, but I not only disagree, I think it’s a terrible …

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Heteronyms: Different Words that Look the Same

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It’s surprising that heteronyms don’t cause more confusion than they do.

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Is “Alright” All Right?

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Is it alright to use alright or should we stick with all right? This is not an easy question to answer.

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Symmetrical Words

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A little weird word trivia.

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Few and Plain Is Best

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Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art …

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