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Challenge yourself: Grammar Quiz

Preview the questions; then take the quiz Choose precisely the right word in the following: 1. What was the (affect/effect) of the victory? 2. (Because/Since) he lied, he was expelled. 3. We need to go four miles (further/farther) before we … Continue reading

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Join the Grammar Group

Hi Folks, I’ve recently started a discussion group on Blog Catalog called “The Grammar Group.” If you haven’t been to BC yet, I highly recommend it. You are bound to find many bloggers of similar and differing interests that will … Continue reading

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Write Good 4: Don’t wright like this.

1.   Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers. 2.   Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before. 3.   Don’t be redundant. 4.   Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it … Continue reading

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Write Good 4: Don't wright like this.

1.   Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispeling and to catch typograhpical errers. 2.   Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before. 3.   Don’t be redundant. 4.   Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it … Continue reading

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Write Good 3: subtly blatant

  1.      The passive voice should not be used. 2.      Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms. 3.      Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before. 4.      Who needs rhetorical questions? 5.      Don’t use … Continue reading

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Write good 2

One should never generalize. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” Comparisons are as bad as cliches. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous. It behooves … Continue reading

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New discussions

Join some cool DISCUSSIONS going on right now! Join in the conversation, or just see what folks are talking about. My discussions include: To blog or not to blog . . .Why? is the question. Secret home remedies. What’s the best … Continue reading

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Quiz: Rob’s Grammar Quiz

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Quiz: Rob's Grammar Quiz

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The problem with pronouns

  Does this sound familiar? You dial the telephone number, and three rings later, a voice responds: “Hello. You’ve reached company xyz. Billy and me ain’t in right now. We’s on vacation. Leave us a message, and he’ll call back … Continue reading

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These words take root in our subconscious

COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS . . . Like the incessant, drip, drip, drip of an old, leaky faucet, a flood of words has saturated the English language, and they just won’t go away! This group of commonly confused words takes root … Continue reading

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The longest word in the world!!!!!!!!!

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