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Another Thing Spell-check Doesn’t Know

Teddy Snyder | I am finally fed up with spell-check's inability to recognize an indirect object.

Theda C. Snyder - May 6, 2021
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Happy Grammar Day! The Top 10 Grammar Posts on ‘Get to the Point!’

Teddy Snyder | Lawyers' top three grammar goof-ups? Sufferin' suffixes, in honor of National Grammar Day, here are the top 10 posts from "Get to the Point!"

Theda C. Snyder - March 4, 2021
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Aberrant Apostrophes

Get to the Point! People who really should know better just love to insert apostrophes where they don’t belong.

Theda C. Snyder - February 1, 2021
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Put Some Color Into Your Vocabulary

Get to the Point! | A forest drive can be a quarantine-approved way to enjoy the reds, golds and oranges of autumn. It could also get you thinking about making your communications more colorful.

Theda C. Snyder - November 10, 2020
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Ditch the Zombie Nouns Starting This Halloween

Get to the Point! | Lawyers are notorious for adding suffix upon suffix to kill off perfectly serviceable action verbs to replace them with monsters: zombie nouns.

Theda C. Snyder - October 27, 2020
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Lawyers Can Learn This From Screenwriters

Get to the Point! | You should be able to articulate a persuasive logline for whatever matter you are working on.

Theda C. Snyder - September 15, 2020
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Words in Danger

Get to the Point! The rate of words taking on entirely different meanings is accelerating. Recently, we have seen one word in particular roar into misuse.

Theda C. Snyder - August 11, 2020
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Accent on the Wrong Syll-ah-buhl?

Get to the Point! Don’t you hate it when something comes out of your mouth that makes your listener hesitate or give you a funny look?

Theda C. Snyder - July 14, 2020
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The Prosody Pitfall

Get to the Point! You’ve finished the memorandum in support of your motion, and it’s beautiful, lyrical even. But wait, has prosody led you astray?

Theda C. Snyder - June 23, 2020
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Terms for Not Working and Not Earning Money

Get to the Point! A lot of people are involuntarily out of work now, and a lot of terms are being thrown around to describe their status. Sometimes the terminology can affect access to unemployment benefits.

Theda C. Snyder - May 21, 2020
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