Grammar Friday

man_question_markToday’s two grammar tips (OK, writing tips):

  • The phrase “rarely ever” is redundant. “I rarely ever sleep 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.

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1 Response to Grammar Friday

  1. Jo Michaels says:

    Great tips, as usual. One of my pet peeves: People using really. Someone says, “I really enjoyed this post!” I always want to reply, “Really really?”
    WRITE ON! 🙂

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