Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Five Wordy Habits to Avoid
Adding words just to meet an assigned paper length is known as padding, and it’s a bad habit that we don’t want to encourage. Good writing is concise. Good writers don’t use more words than necessary. It doesn’t mean they skimp on details or creative phrasing, just that they normally look for the simplest, clearest way to express their meaning.
Here are five ways we let wordiness creep into our writing.Read More
The Department of Redundancy Department, Part 2: Pleonasm
In a previous post, I introduced the problem of redundant writing and discussed the first of two kinds of redundancy: …Read More