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Merci, Mlle Richards

Miss Richards was my teacher for the four years I studied French in high school. I was not a brilliant language student, but I did pick up a few words of French. 86 more words


Five Easy Tips for Better Writing

It is easy to write badly. Filling pages and pages of dense, hard to parse sentences, with too many clauses meandering down a screen breaks the flow of the reader, and leads to confusion and disengagement. 1,102 more words

Better Writing

Friday Follies #115 – Making Grammar Great Again, One Hyphen at a Time

Great to see you made it back here, FF fans. The Grammar Cop has found several mistakes and is ready to unleash them for your eyes only! 472 more words


Editing the Homophones

Thank you very much, if you’ve returned to read my second blog. Or, if it’s the first time you’ve come across my site, I welcome you and hope you can find some new and useful information to take away with you. 897 more words


I love a post with helpful links and concrete examples...this is a good one:

By Freddie Tubbs

Grammar and punctuation can be tricky subjects to master, even for the most experienced writers and editors. But they can make a huge difference in the impact your writing has and the authority you demand.

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Synaesthesia – tasting your words

While watching a TV programme recently I heard of a term that I had never heard of before: synaesthesia. Oxford Dictionary of English defines this as “the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body”. 501 more words


Rhythmic Tapping





“Ding” sounds the margin bell, helping the word-slinger acknowledge it is time to give a lusty push on the carriage return bar of the typewriter, thus not to let the words fall off the edge of the page.  167 more words