Grammar Bomb: ACCEDE vs EXCEED

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Our training will exceed all expectations;

no client will have to accede to difficult requirements.

 

accede {verb} [THINK: agree to demand (a)]
exceed {verb} [THINK: go beyond (e)]

 

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Building Confrontation

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“Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”

― Roopleen

 

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WordHit: Category [noun]

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2016 WordHit.005 category

category [noun]: 

a class or division of people or things

{Common misspelling: catagory}

 

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Omniscient Good

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“One kind of good book should leave you asking: how did the author know that about me?”

― Alain de Botton

 

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Little Control of the Writer

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“The writer has little control over personal temperament, none over historical moment, and is only partly in charge of his or her own aesthetic.”

― Julian Barnes

 

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Grammar Bomb: BORE vs BOAR vs BOOR

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The boor of a superintendent didn’t cover the hole, and continued to bore into the rock; he didn’t notice the charging boar before it was too late.

 

bore {verb} [THINK: make a hole (o and e)]
boar {noun} [THINK: male pig (has a)]
boor {noun} [THINK: ill-mannered; obnoxious (all o’s)]

 

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Trail of Ink

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“The only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

 

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WordHit: Amateur [noun]

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2016 WordHit.004 amateur

amateur [noun]: a person considered contemptibly inept at a particular activity

{Common misspelling: amature}

 

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Border Voices of the Author

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“Writers are nothing more than borderline schizophrenics who are able to control the voices.”

― Jennifer Salaiz

 

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New Skid on the Block

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“Writer’s block, I just drove around it four times. All my favorite writers live there.”

― Jarod Kintz

 

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