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Grammar and usage

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Grammar and usage

  1. 1. Grammar and usage<br />
  2. 2. Pet peeves and problems:Spelling<br />Judgment (no E)<br />Accommodate (two Cs, two Ms, two Os)<br />Separate (that’s an A in the middle) <br />Embarrass (two Rs, two Ss)<br />Restaurateur (no N)<br />Busing (bussing – with SS -- is kissing)<br />
  3. 3. Pet peeves and problems: Usage<br />Irregardless<br />Goes without saying & Needless to say<br />As everyone already knows<br />Should of<br />Very unique, completely unique, totally unique<br />Literally<br />Exclamation points!!!!!<br />
  4. 4. Affect vs. effect<br />Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.<br />Failing your AP test will (affect or effect) your grade.<br />The (affect or effect) on your writing will be more serious.<br />
  5. 5. Common mistakes:Spellcheck won’t save you<br />It’s and its<br />There, they’re and their<br />Than and then<br />Your and you’re<br />Who’s and whose<br />Lose, loose<br />Desert, dessert<br />
  6. 6. Winston Churchill famously wrote<br />"Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all." <br />
  7. 7. Simplify:<br />At the present<br />
  8. 8. Simplify:<br />In the majority of cases<br />
  9. 9. Simplify:<br />In the near future<br />
  10. 10. Simplify:<br />In spite of the fact<br />
  11. 11. Simplify:<br />Take into custody<br />
  12. 12. Simplify:<br />Give consideration to<br />
  13. 13. Simplify:<br />In the direction of<br />
  14. 14. Simplify:<br />In the event of<br />
  15. 15. Simplify:<br />A large proportion of<br />
  16. 16. Simplify:<br />A considerable number<br />
  17. 17. Simplify:<br />At the present time<br />
  18. 18. Simplify:<br />At the intersection of Federal and Broward<br />
  19. 19. Simplify:<br />Put in an appearance<br />
  20. 20. Simplify:<br />In the event of<br />
  21. 21. Simplify:<br />Was the recipient of<br />
  22. 22. Simplify:<br />Made his escape<br />
  23. 23. Simplify:<br />Along the lines of…<br />
  24. 24. Simplify:<br />Affixed his signature<br />
  25. 25. Simplify:<br />Took action<br />
  26. 26. Simplify:<br />A sufficient number<br />
  27. 27. Simplify:<br />In the immediate vicinity<br />
  28. 28. Simplify:<br />During the period<br />
  29. 29. Simplify:<br />antagonist<br />
  30. 30. Simplify:<br />aperture<br />
  31. 31. Simplify:<br />beverage<br />
  32. 32. Simplify:<br />cognizant<br />
  33. 33. Simplify:<br />conceal<br />
  34. 34. Simplify:<br />deceased<br />
  35. 35. Simplify:<br />depart<br />
  36. 36. Simplify:<br />endeavor<br />
  37. 37. Simplify:<br />exhibit<br />
  38. 38. Simplify:<br />imbibe<br />
  39. 39. Simplify:<br />inquire<br />
  40. 40. Simplify:<br />interrogate<br />
  41. 41. Simplify:<br />peruse<br />
  42. 42. Simplify:<br />physician<br />
  43. 43. Simplify:<br />populace<br />
  44. 44. Simplify:<br />possess<br />
  45. 45. Simplify:<br />residence<br />
  46. 46. Simplify:<br />sufficient<br />
  47. 47. Simplify:<br />terminate<br />

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