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edgood   Master Editor

Ed Good provides on-site training programs in effective writing to corporations, law firms, and governmental agencies. More than 10,000 professionals have attended Ed's programs in the U.S., Europe, China, and Taiwan. He currently serves as Counsel and Writer-in-Residence at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Latest Entries: (2,283 total)

Convince vs. Persuade

English is full of confusing words. If you’re not dealing with a confusing set of homophones or homonyms, yo...

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The Awful “Like” Word – Part I

If you have a “like” habit, the time has come: Break it. Many people cannot make it through a single sentence without scores of “I’m like” and “She was like” and “She’s all . . . .” Fo...

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2 years ago

More on the Awful “Like” Word

In my last blog, I began my diatribe against the awful like word. In this edition, we’ll explore some grammar and see how the like word can serve as seven out of the eight parts of speech. Many children develop the like...

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2 years ago

The “Like” Word Threatens Your Career

In my last blog, we looked at some grammar governing the use of the like word. Now let’s see what the experts have to say. As you’ll see, they mince no words. Overusing Like Threatens Your Career Consider ...

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2 years ago

Sample Page

This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say s...

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2 years ago

Blockquote Test Page

Only Blockquote Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and sc...

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2 years ago

infuse - vocabulary

verbTo instill, introduce, or inculcate principles or qualities, as if by pouring, as in The teacher infused new life into the classroom; to inspire or imbue (usually followed by with), as in ...

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venerable - vocabulary

adjectiveMeriting or commanding high esteem because of age or high dignity; impressive or interesting because of great age; hallowed or historic. Heaven and earth are grand; father and...

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denouement - vocabulary

denouement - noun The final resolution of a plot or play; also used to describe the ultimate outcome of a doubtful series of events. A young professor I watched in action at one of our large ea...

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2 years ago

spurious - vocabulary

adjectiveNot genuine, authentic, or true; not from the pretended or proper source; counterfeit. Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it g...

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2 years ago

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