This actually happened to me when I was facilitating a continuing education class for 200 accountants in Charlotte, North Carolina, a few years back. An audience member and I were wearing identical outfits.
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This is another example of language we can send to the Redundancy Department of Redundancy. Yet, we do hear people say: “We completely eliminated the problem.”
This has been a crowd favorite, so to speak. So many of you have shared examples of how often you hear people say, “I have to leave for the airport at 4 a.m., in the morning.”
Following graduation from Mississippi State University, I moved back to my hometown and worked that summer and fall at my hometown newspaper. One of the most fun projects I contributed to during that time was the Thanksgiving recipe publication.
“Larry decided to postpone sending the email until later that afternoon.” “I’m going postpone doing my geometry homework until later.” Have you ever heard someone use the phrase “postpone until later”? It kind of just rolls off the tongue, but it’s poor usage. Postpone automatically indicates later. If you postpone studying, it means you’re […]
“Halleigh, the spelling of your name is very unique.” “She had a very unique way of expressing frustration.” “The author took a most unique approach to revealing the murderer at the end of the mystery novel.” Very unique? Most unique? Very unique is another phrase we should send to the Redundancy Department of Redundancy. Why? […]
This post is dedicated to Jo Usry, chief executive officer of the Jackson Association of REALTORS®, who consults with every presenter she hires on the correct pronunciation of this word. Jo does not want a speaker on stage at one of her meetings mispronouncing this key word to an audience full of actual REALTORS®.
A fellow Amory Panther brought this confusing word pair to my attention through Facebook. Let’s see how well you choose the correct word in this sentence:
Are you starting something or beginning something?
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a guideline on how to capitalize complimentary closes for business letters and emails. When your complimentary close is more than one word, you don’t capitalize the second word. For instance: