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3 Short Books for the College-bound Teen

We were always encouraged to read,
and had all the masters that were necessary.
~ Elizabeth Bennet

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Word of the Week: Schadenfreude

WHAT a coincidence that here I am, about to embark on a reflection of a German word, and a dear friend of mine, posts an article on Facebook, called… 524 more words

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This tip was taken out of Williams Strunk Jr. and E.B White’s “The Elements of Style”

“Style takes its final shape more from attitudes of mind than from principles of composition,for, as an elderly practitioner once remarked, “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”  This moral observation would have no place in a rule book were it not that style… 156 more words


In Defense of Linguistic Propriety

Lately I’ve been reading the much vaunted Strunk & White’s Elements of Style; widely considered to be the finest work in the field of English writing on English writing – Richard Bachman recommends it.  370 more words


[Reblog] 50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice

By Geoffrey K. Pullum  APRIL 17, 2009 

April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a little book that is loved and admired throughout… 162 more words

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Be More Sentence-Savvy, Know Your Parts of Speech

IT is a pity not many students are acquainted with the term, “parts of speech.” From the dozen years of working with students of all stripes, aptitude and attitude, I’d say only about one out of twenty, at their first class, have lit up and said, “Yes, of course, parts of speech! 619 more words

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