Monthly Archives: February 2017

Keys to Success II

Last week we looked at a few virtues of the colon: its ability to lend clarity or emphasis to a sentence and, on occasion, act as a substitute for the unexciting verb “to be.” Today we’ll round out our look … Continue reading

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Keys to Success

Our computer keyboard isn’t the same as that of an old typewriter, but one constant is the seldom-used colon/semicolon key. Do you use it with confidence? Do you use it at all? Because Rodney Dangerfield probably would have said the … Continue reading

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In recognition of the lack of cohesion in our country right now – and in recognition of Black History Month – the above photo seemed apt. Now, on to business. How would you refine the following sentence? Our Department and … Continue reading

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Dictionary Dabbling

The Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for 2016 was post-truth: “denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Meanwhile, Merriam Webster led off its top 10 for 2016 with … Continue reading

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