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by Stephen Wilbers

Quote of the week

“English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment, and education – sometimes it’s sheer luck, like getting across a street.”
– E. B. White


Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
“The planet Earth, with its magnificent beauty and bountiful resources, is a gift to it’s inhabitants.”

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“There are three things that concern us: (1) . . .”




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