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A little diatribe on usage

As a writer, an editor, and a teacher of writing, words are my business. I know words like a hunter knows the woods and like a farmer knows the soil. I’ve made my living knowing how to use words and making sure that other people use them well. I spend my days explaining why certain writers’ use of words are considered “great” and attempting to help young people use words effectively to communicate the extent of their learning (in creative works, in papers and on tests). Most of my day,… Read more A little diatribe on usage