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Much Ado About Word Usage

Get to the Point | The error that seems increasingly common is “much adieu.” That should be “much ado.”

Theda C. Snyder - September 6, 2022
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Eloquence Makes Every Word Important

Teddy Snyder | Eloquent speakers understand that in every setting, every minute should be informing, perhaps delighting, your audience.

Theda C. Snyder - August 11, 2022
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How Long Was That Quotation? Do’s and Don’ts of Using Quoted Material

Teddy Snyder | When making oral presentations, always tell listeners where quoted material ends.

Theda C. Snyder - July 14, 2022
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Fulsome Word Choice Advice

Teddy Snyder | Don’t be tempted to use a fancy word when a plain one will do.

Theda C. Snyder - June 14, 2022
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Multiplicity: I Got It — There’s a Lot of Them

Teddy Snyder | So many syllables. So many other word choices.

Theda C. Snyder - May 10, 2022
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These Junk Phrases Could Undermine Your Credibility

Teddy Snyder | Your job is to persuade. Avoid condescending phrases that are more likely to repel the listener.

Theda C. Snyder - April 13, 2022
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Is Google Better Than a Dictionary?

"Get to the Point!" is a huge fan of working the heck out of your dictionary to improve your writing. But is Google better?

Theda C. Snyder - April 10, 2022
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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, 2022
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Not an Insect, Not Your Relative: The Grammatical Antecedent

Teddy Snyder | Make sure every pronoun or pro-form reference is clear.

Theda C. Snyder - February 15, 2022
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Put the Important Stuff First

Teddy Snyder | You want to frame your opening in a way that supports your position.

Theda C. Snyder - February 2, 2022
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