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Everdeen's Questions... Answered

Posted 04-14-2015 at 01:28 PM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)

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The teacher said the documentary "The Wild Side of Grammar" is fascinating.
--I'd still use quotes vs. relying solely on the capital letters. At this point, it's all about readability. Please don't get wild ideas and think you can add commas as an alternative.

PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES
The teacher...
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Critiquing a News Article: #1

Posted 04-14-2015 at 11:39 AM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)

Below is a recent online article about a Supreme Court decision. Here's what I'd say if I was sitting down with the writer for the first time.

FIRST WORDS
Editors have different ways of changing copy. Some rewrite a lot. Others try to keep as much of the original as possible. I lean toward working with what’s there, changing headlines and sentences only if they
re confusing or misleading. Then I add facts as necessary.

Remember that anyone can debate how a published
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Extra-Credit Manhattan

Posted 04-11-2015 at 06:21 PM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)

What you can see with a perspective that transcends tour books. Some good. Some not-so-good. In no particular order:

Seeing so many leaves falling after a fall rain, amid so much concrete and brick.
–Lines of doormen standing at attention along Avenues.
–Massive piles of garbage bags and discarded furniture stacked along the sidewalks.
–People talking to themselves… no phone or earbuds visible.
–Watching the Staten Island Ferry slowly disappear across...
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My Car is Gone: NYC Edition

Posted 04-07-2015 at 06:36 PM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)

Owning a car in NYC doesn’t mean just paying your registration, buying insurance and getting inspections. Some New Yorkers have told me they actually add the price of tickets and even towing into their budgets. How difficult is it to get your car back? Start with Paragraph 1 to find out.


Paragraph 1. If you don’t have any unpaid tickets or your car was not illegally parked, go to Paragraph 2. If you have unpaid tickets or your car was illegally parked, go to Paragraph...
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Box Office Recap Cliches

Posted 04-06-2015 at 09:42 AM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)
Updated 04-07-2015 at 06:39 PM by Employable

Royalty movies that “reign at the top of the box office”
Superhero movies that “fly to the top of the box office”
Harry Potter movies that “cast a spell at the box office”
Primate movies that “climb to the top of the box office”
Horror movies that “scream to the top of the box office”
Action movies that “explode to the top of the box office”
Car-related movies that “ride to the top of the box office”
Car-related movies that “race
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