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Jeff LaFerney
I'm a teacher, author, and blogger. I'm a husband, father, and friend.
I'm a teacher, author, and blogger. I'm a husband, father, and friend.

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A few general editing tips told in a way that might not bore you.

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What are run-on sentences? How can they be revised?

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Is there uncertainty about the rules for apostrophes? There need not be. I explain in this blog post.

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Apostrophe Rules
I taught English for thirty years. Once upon a
time, we would teach grammar and punctuation. Not too many kids “got it,” but
at least it was taught. The last few years, before I retired, the only teaching
of punctuation was random and coincidental. It wasn’...

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March Madness has begun, both in good and bad ways.

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March Madness
It’s that time of year. It’s the time for great highs and
great lows. Today, I want to write about one of each. The great “low” happened
during the Vanderbilt-Northwestern NCAA tournament round one game (unless
you’re a Northwestern Wildcat fan, and then it...

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Here are some things writers need to know about adverbs.

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What about adverbs in your writing? Here are my thoughts.

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Adverbs--Parts of Speech in Writing
As I continue my journey through most of the parts
of speech, today I’m going to write about adverbs. I’ve already written about
action verbs and linking verbs

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I inadvertently ran across my own blog post. I laughed when I read it again, so I thought I'd share it.
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