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by Stephen Wilbers, Ph.D.

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annoying phrases to punctuation, salutations, wordiness, and writer’s block.


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Take the Grammar, Proofreading, Punctuation, and Word Choice Challenges.



Two 30-second writing exercises

Weekly error: Correct the error in the sentence below.
I’m never sure what Bob means by ‘adaptable responses,’ but he uses the phrase frequently.

Weekly tip: Revise the sentence below for stylistic effect.
“Her actions were misleading, deplorable, and unusual.”



Quote of the week


“There is only one thing more mortifying than having an exclamation mark removed by an editor: an exclamation mark added in.”
– Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation