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MLK Day the MLA Way

by Jennifer Rappaport

Martin Luther King Day? Martin Luther King, Jr., Day? MLK Day? . . . Read More

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Overhedging

by Michael Kandel

Some writers are timid—or pretend to be—about making a statement, so they hedge Read More

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Former and Latter

by Barney Latimer

There are many stylistic sins worse than using former and latter Read More

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Liberate Those Verbs!

by Barney Latimer

Some phrases in English lengthen a sentence while adding nothing to its meaning . . . Read More