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Ur_love
Aug 29, 2010, 12:34 PM
Its a Good Idea to Be Careful When You Write -- Oops, Make That It's(Part 1)


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1/ I'm Avi Arditti with Rosanne Skirble, and this week on ____: Charles Harrington Elster, author of "The Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How ____ ____ ____ Badly."
I'm Avi Arditti with Rosanne Skirble, and this week on WORDMASTER: Charles Harrington Elster, author of "The Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How NOT TO WRITE Badly."

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2/ It's ____ of ____, ____ as ____ common error.
It's FULL of EXAMPLES, SUCH as THIS common error.

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3/"What you need to remember is that '____ ' indicates possession, without an ____ , ____ , and i-t-apostrophe-s is a ____ of it is.
What you need to remember is that 'ITS' indicates possession, without an APOSTROPHE, I-T-S, and i-t-apostrophe-s is a CONTRACTION of it is.

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4/"So if you ____ that you are writing or ____ 'it is' you need the apostrophe. When you do not ____ to write 'it is,' then no ____, it's the possessive pronoun its."
So if you REALIZE that you are writing or SAYING 'it is' you need the apostrophe. When you do not INTEND to write 'it is,' then no APOSTROPHE, it's the possessive pronoun its."

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5/ "The problem with ____ and ____ also is that they sound the same, as '____and '____' and '____' and '____.'
"The problem with ITS and IT'S also is that they sound the same, as 'YOUR' and 'YOU'RE' and 'THERE' and 'THEIR.'

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6/What is your ____ for ____ that may sound ____ but are ____ differently and have very different meanings?"
What is your SUGGESTION for WORDS that may sound ALIKE but are SPELLED differently and have very different meanings?"

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7/"____ you have to learn them by ____. You have to ____ or perhaps use a mnemonic device, a memory ____.
"UNFORTUNATELY you have to learn them by ROTE. You have to MEMORIZE or perhaps use a mnemonic device, a memory AID.


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8/I offer some sentences as mnemonic devices in the book so that you can remember that ____ indicates a place, 'over there,' and that ____indicates ____, 'their ____,'
I offer some sentences as mnemonic devices in the book so that you can remember that T-H-E-R-E indicates a place, 'over there,' and that T-H-E-I-R indicates POSSESSION, 'their FEELINGS,'

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9/ and ____-____-____, whenever you see that apostrophe in the middle ____ a word, you know it's a contraction, so it's got to be 'they are.'"
and T-H-E-Y-APOSTROPHE-R-E, whenever you see that apostrophe in the middle OF a word, you know it's a contraction, so it's got to be 'they are.'"


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10/"____ ____ the confusion between ____ and imply? A lot of ____ get that wrong."
"WHAT ABOUT the confusion between INFER and imply? A lot of PEOPLE get that wrong."

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11/"A lot of people do ____infer and imply. The ____ way to remember that distinction, I ____, is to remember that when you ____ you are making a suggestion.
"A lot of people do CONFUSE infer and imply. The BEST way to remember that distinction, I THINK, is to remember that when you IMPLY you are making a suggestion.

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12/You are like the ____ pitcher ____ something out, you're ____ or suggesting -- you're ____ the baseball.
You are like the BASEBALL pitcher THROWING something out, you're HINTING or suggesting -- you're PITCHING the baseball.

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13/When you ____ , you come to a ____ or you make a deduction. ____ you are like the baseball ____ .
When you INFER, you come to a CONCLUSION or you make a deduction. THEREFORE you are like the baseball CATCHER.

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14/You are ____ that suggestion ____that ____ and you are ____ a deduction or a conclusion from it."
You are CATCHING that suggestion OR that STATEMENT and you are MAKING a deduction or a conclusion from it."

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15/ ____ common error, ____ Charles Elster: ____ ____ that are misconjugated.
ANOTHER common error, SAYS Charles Elster: IRREGULAR VERBS that are misconjugated.

(to be continued)

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