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Study finds voice higher at the end of this sentence?

January 25, 2016 12:00 pmComments Off on Study finds voice higher at the end of this sentence?
Study finds voice higher at the end of this sentence?
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Op-ed: Using Me Properly Doesn’t Make You Some Kind of Hotshot

May 20, 2013 12:48 pmComments Off on Op-ed: Using Me Properly Doesn’t Make You Some Kind of Hotshot
Op-ed: Using Me Properly Doesn’t Make You Some Kind of Hotshot

By: A semicolon Hi, semicolon here; you’ve probably heard of me. You’ve also probably used me to show off on numerous occasions. Yeah, I’m onto you. You think that sprinkling me in liberally throughout your essays and papers will make you look like a literary Albert Einstein. You’re pretty damn […]

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Op Ed: Similes don’t exist

January 25, 2013 9:00 amComments Off on Op Ed: Similes don’t exist
Op Ed: Similes don’t exist

I’ve been quiet for too long. I’ve got to come out and say it- for my own good, for the good of my country, and for good of every English major at Stanford (so, like, for the six of us). Similes simply should NOT be. Yes, I know, this revelation […]

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Self-Esteem Sought by Passive Voice

November 8, 2009 1:24 pm0 comments
Self-Esteem Sought by Passive Voice

GRAMMAR, PENN.—For years, the passive voice has been berated, insulted, and abused by English teachers across the country. Though it has normally been viewed as a happy, self-confident grammatical structure capable of accepting the attacks, the passive voice has recently been seen crying itself to sleep and wishing it were […]

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