Monthly Archives: March 2017

Not So Fast

Feeling cocky because you’ve haven’t needed to slow down to get there, they’re, and their right since third grade? Good for you, but there’s more to that story. 1. You’d never write this, correct? There’s four all-stars on our team. Of course not, … Continue reading

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Yada, Yada

Although these posts are mainly geared to writing in the workplace, let’s look at common speech for three symptoms of failures to communicate concisely: 1. Blah, blah, blah. When we are telling a story or explaining something and we insert … Continue reading

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“Opposites Attract”

On occasion we get lured into saying the opposite of what we mean. I was reminded of this a few days ago when I read the following sentence in an article extolling the many strengths of the hit TV show … Continue reading

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The Semicolon’s Dual Identity

Having covered the colon the past two weeks, we can now progress to its poorly understood cousin*: the semicolon. And continuing a familial theme, does it seem that if a period and comma had a kid, it would look like … Continue reading

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