Grammar Bomb: APART vs A PART

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Grammar Bomb40.014_Apart vs A part

 

“Stand apart from the pack,

and be a part of something greater.”

 

apart {adv} [THINK: separated by distance]
a part {noun} [THINK: a piece or segment of something]

 

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WordHit: toward [preposition]

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toward* [preposition]:

in the direction of.

{Common misspelling: towards**}

*American spelling | **British spelling

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Surface Creativity

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“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”

― Red Haircrow

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Grammar Bomb: A LOT vs ALLOT

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Grammar Bomb40.013_A lot vs Allot

 

“He would allot ten dollars a week for his son’s allowance;

even though it wasn’t a lot, his son was thankful.”

a lot {pronoun & adv} [THINK: a large number or amount; a great deal; much]
allot {verb} [THINK: give or apportion something]

 

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WordHit: stepfather [noun]

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stepfather [noun]:

a man who is married to one’s mother after the divorce of one’s parents or the death of one’s father.

{Common misspelling: step-father}

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Draft Yourself

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“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”

― Terry Pratchett

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Grammar Bomb: AIRS vs HEIRS

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“The two heirs sauntered into the room;

they put on airs, bossing their classmates around.”

 

airs {noun} [THINK: an annoyingly affected manner]
heirs {noun} [THINK: a person legally entitled to property or rank at another’s death]

 

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WordHit: Weird [adjective]

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weird [adjective]:

very strange; bizarre

{Common misspelling: wierd}

 

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Things Are Plotting

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“There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.”

— Jim Thompson

 

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Hardest Work in the World

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“Writing is the hardest work in the world…. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.”

— Harlan Ellison

 

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