The Rev. D. W. G. Gwynne, M.D., was a physician in holy orders. In 1853 he lived at P--- House, near Taunton, where both he and his wife "were made uncomfortable by auditory experiences to which they could find no clue," or, in common English,... Read more of "put Out The Light!" at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Each, Every, Either, Neither
These words are continually misapplied. Each can be applied t...

Am Comehave Come
"I am come" points to my being here, while "I have come" inti...

Summonsummons
Don't say "I shall summons him," but "I shall summon him." Su...

Gossip
It seems strange that, in all the long list of brilliant di...

Writing For Newspapers
The newspaper nowadays goes into every home in t...

Ellipsis
Errors in ellipsis occur chiefly with prepositions. His ob...

Each Otherone Another
Each other refers to two, one another to more than two. "Jone...

X L C D M1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000.
(9) Proper names begin with a capital; as, "Jones, Johnson, C...


STRENGTH




Diction - Purity - Propriety - Precision.

Strength is that property of style which gives animation, energy and
vivacity to language and sustains the interest of the reader. It is as
necessary to language as good food is to the body. Without it the words
are weak and feeble and create little or no impression on the mind. In
order to have strength the language must be concise, that is, much
expressed in little compass, you must hit the nail fairly on the head and
drive it in straight. Go critically over what you write and strike out
every word, phrase and clause the omission of which impairs neither the
clearness nor force of the sentence and so avoid redundancy, tautology
and circumlocution. Give the most important words the most prominent
places, which, as has been pointed out elsewhere, are the beginning and
end of the sentence.




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