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Kinda & Sorta: The Indecisive Twins

  by Jean Foster Akin From the mouth of a parenting expert being interviewed on a national television program: “Babies are sort of helpless, so new parents need to be vigilant in anticipating and supplying their children’s needs.” Really? Babies … Continue reading

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Easy Trick to Using “I” or “Me” When Writing or Speaking

by Jean Foster Akin Do you ever wonder whether to use the pronoun “I” or “me” while writing or speaking sentences such as “Me and Bill,” or “Gloria and I”?  Today I have a simple trick for you so that … Continue reading

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Going Terminal

When I was a little girl in Catholic school, my English teacher would smack me good if I ever wrote a sentence like this one: “That is the shirt she was looking for.” Why? Because of the terminal preposition, of … Continue reading

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Thumbing Your Nose at the “Experts”

by Jean Foster Akin (Foster-Akin Editing Services) I know how difficult it is to receive the writing magazines to which most writers subscribe and not fall into the trap of rewriting entire manuscripts based on an article published there. Any given month you might find … Continue reading

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Is It WHOSE or WHO’S???

So often people interchange the word WHOSE for WHO’S and vice versa. I see it a lot in my editing work, and I totally understand the confusion. I always have to think a second before I write one or the … Continue reading

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