Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips:

  • The letters “ATM” stand for “automated teller machine.” Saying that you’re going to the ATM machine is, therefore, redundant. Just say you’re going to the ATM.
  • Use the modifier “only” with precision. It’s not precise to say, “The budget can only be balanced if programs are cut.” Instead, say, “The budget can be balanced only if programs are cut.”

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