- The phrase “rarely ever” is redundant. “I rarely
eversleep late, but today I stayed in bed until 11 a.m.” See? “Ever” adds nothing.
- State your thought clearly. If you write, “I like Frank better than Nancy,” do you mean, “I like Frank better than Nancy likes Frank” or “I like Frank better than I like Nancy”? Use as few words as possible but always enough to be clear.
Thanks for visiting. While you’re here, please look around the site. You can subscribe via e-mail or RSS feed. The tools to do so are at the top of the right-hand column. To share or retweet the entry, use the buttons below. You can follow me on Twitter: @peterfaur.