5 Problems with Parenthesis

Parenthesis is the strategy of setting a word, phrase, or clause off from a sentence to interject additional information into […]

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Deck the Halls with Etymology

Traditional Christmas songs are a treasure trove of archaisms and words that have changed their meanings through the centuries. “Deck […]

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Indirect References to Questions

When referring to a paraphrased question, writers often introduce grammatical mistakes in the course of confusing the query for a […]

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Reluctancy and Humbleness

Synonyms are good. They enable us to narrow a concept to the exact connotation we wish to convey. Unnecessary synonyms, […]

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3 Types of Spelling Challenges

Often, the English language appears to have been invented by a malicious entity. But although Noah Webster—the American lexicographer who […]

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The Cozy Mystery Genre

As we are in the first week of NANOWRIMO—the yearly challenge to writers to produce a 50,000-word novel in the […]

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