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link: “50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice”

You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against … Continue reading


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It is raining… by zombies?

Have you heard of the “zombie test” for determining whether a sentence contains passive voice? It goes something like this: if you can add by zombies after the verb and have the sentence make grammatical sense, the verb is passive. … Continue reading

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Actually, I KNOW that doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Mini-rant of the day: Well-known and popular are not synonymous; they do not mean the same thing. A few minutes ago, I saw (again) something in an infographic on Pinterest described as “not very popular” instead of “not well-known.” Okay, … Continue reading

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Writing without modifiers?

You’ve been missing all those grammar rants from the Grumpy, Grouchy Wielder of the Red Pen, haven’t you? Okay, have a rant — now with more snark and sarcasm! 🙂 My resolution to keep my nose out of Real Writers’ … Continue reading

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