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Let's Put An End To The Obligatory Exclamation Point
Writer. Founding Editor of TheOvergrown.com
Please and thank you!!!
Dirty Talk for Grammar Nerds
The Establishment Editorial Director
Getting Grammatical: What's the Big Deal With the Passive Voice?
Publisher, Stillpoint Digital Press
An author I work with recently asked me, "What's the big deal with the passive voice?" My first instinct was to answer, "Well, would that question have made as much sense as 'The big deal with the passive voice is about what?'"
I write wrongs.
If a person is going to make an argument or declaration that includes facts or even just an effort to persuade, then they must at least adhere to the lowest common denominator of a written argument to be taken seriously.
The Grammar Mistake You Just Might Be Making
Writer/editor; 28 years in newspapers
Errant positioning of modifiers can lead to ambiguity or, far worse, an outright distortion of your meaning.
Its Not Grammar... It's Grammar
Investment banker, writer, traveler, wanna-be do-gooder and no...
Putting Men First (In A Sentence) May Be On The Way Out
Help Me Understand...
Writer and publisher
Our inability to express ourselves with clarity, simplicity and vigor is the death of effective human affairs. The light at the end of the tunnel is that we, if we care enough to speak and write properly, will shine.
When Punctuation Goes Terribly, Terribly Wrong
Author, "Ashes to Asheville."
Below is the exact same personal letter, punctuated two different ways. After reading them both, you'll agree that proper punctuation can spell the difference between a second date and a restraining order.
Sarah's De-G'in of American Speakin'
Host, Bottom-up Radio Show WNJC 1360, publisher, OpEdNews.com ...
Adopting Palin's de-G-ed "speakin'" is an assault on the language, just like perpetrating the lie that she's ready to lead is an assault on the future of the nation.
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