Apparently and Presumably

A reader has asked for a discussion of the difference between the words apparently and presumably. A meaning for presumably […]

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Falling Prey to Error

In researching articles for Daily Writing Tips, I stumble upon all kinds of interesting topics and curious examples of usage. […]

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Butt Redux

Seven years ago, I wrote a post called “The Ubiquitous Butt.” In it, I admitted my own distaste for the […]

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The Many Uses of “Set”

The OED has nine entries for the ubiquitous word set: an acronym, two nouns, two adjectives, two verbs, an obsolete […]

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What Does “Mien” Mean?

Until recently, I thought everyone agreed on the meaning of mien. Dictionaries do. Someone’s mien is their general appearance and […]

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