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The Most Pernicious Problem in Punctuation Today . . .

Oops. I encountered this abomination in a motel in Bentonville, Arkansas. Lest you try to foist the blame on the Arkansas education system, Wyndham Hotel Group is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, across the Hudson from NYC. I blame Bill Gates. … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #0

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eleventh of a ten-part series. #0. Extra: (A Few of) My Language Pet Peeves: Word Contortion, Distortion &  Deformation (Hoping for Reformation) … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #1

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The tenth of a ten-part series. #1. Verbal Abuse: Lie Down with Lay & Related Verb Warps  Drum roll please . . . the error … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #2

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The ninth of a ten-part series. #2. Apostrophic Calamity: Apostrophe vs. Dumb Quotes More from the Ripping Out One’s Hair Department: The oft-abused, … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #3

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The eighth of a ten-part series. #3. Pronounflagration: Pronoun Profusion, Confusion, and Contusion When you write something, you know your intent, what it … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #6

From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The fifth of a ten-part series. #6. A Tense Moment: Word Context, Past & Present You and I are sitting at a bar, … Continue reading

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Ten Most Common Errors Made by Writers: #8

 From the Editor’s Eye The 10 Most Common Errors Made by Writers (And How to Fix Them) The third of a ten-part series. #8. Word Contortion: Homophones Can Trip (if not amuse) the Reader Some folks confuse similar-sounding words and … Continue reading

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