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Terminal Prepositions (“Up With This I Will Not Put!”)

“Preposition:  a preposition is a connecting word that shows the relation of a noun (or pronoun) to some other word in a sentence.  Example:  The main office is in Boston.” – The Elements of Grammar by Margaret Shertzer. Oversimplified, many … Continue reading

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Kill the “ly” Words

I hate adjectives and adverbs.  Those are the words that come before or after a verb and end in the letters “ly.”  Example:  “I literally cringed embarrassingly.”  Better:  “I cringed.”  What makes me absolutely and positively cringe uncontrollably is the … Continue reading

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