Monthly Archives: September 2016

Handling “Both”

Last night, one of the network newscasters called the presidential race “nail-bitingly close for both candidates.” Hmm. So if the race is close for one of them, doesn’t it stand to reason that the race is about the same for … Continue reading

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“A” for “Alert”

This week’s 60-second tip covers two occasions when the word “a” should signal an alert: 1. Watch out for abbreviations after the word “a.” I just read an article, for example, that referred to a NFL record. Yes “N” is … Continue reading

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60-Second Tip

Last week, in the newly shortened format for year 3 of my blog, we simply struck the needless “who is” in the first sentence of a movie synopsis. Now what would you do to refine the article’s second sentence (which … Continue reading

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60-Second Tip

New & improved? As the blog enters year 3, I am markedly shortening my weekly writing tips, but you can always browse http://www.normfriedman.com/blog/ in search of meatier entries. Each of my first 102 posts is about a three- or four-minute … Continue reading

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