Monthly Archives: August 2011

Jack ‘n Jill: Nursery rhyme teaches simpler writing

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor “Jack, accompanied by Jill, ascended the topographical increase in altitude. Jack became overbalanced and succumbed to the laws of Newtonian physics, incurring severe cerebral trauma. “Jill likewise descended the topographical phenomenon in a most … Continue reading

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Watch for homophones: Words that sound alike, but are vastly different

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor Its a crying shame how often writers use the wrong word! Oops, I just used “its” instead of the correct word, “it’s.” I’m just trying to see if you are paying attention! Homophones such … Continue reading

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Writing clearly: Learn from folks who have messed up!

By Ron Cooper The Word Doctor How do you write more clearly? One great way is to study others’ writing—especially those who goof up. Want to laugh it up and learn? Keep reading! Ever had an auto accident? You file … Continue reading

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