Thoughts About Writing
The line between knowing what matters and what doesn’t, the traditional distinction between learning and pedantry, can often be difficult to see in a subject as complex as grammar—difficult to see, but it’s there. The study of grammar holds a notorious reputation for caring overmuch about the smallest detail, but when the slightest change in …
A well-written paragraph is said to exhibit cohesion. One sentence has to do with the next, and a collection of such closely related sentences creates a paragraph, one scene or set piece among others which together comprise a document. To cohere means to stick together, and when one sentence adheres to another, our reader sees …
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