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Author Weird Jim     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Tue Apr-17-12 07:28 PM
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Ya beat me to it. I was going to post on today's column, which is on verbs and is worth a read.

It's the third in a series of writing articles.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/make-or-break-verbs/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120417

However, she warns on using things like 'circling around, but one of her quotes has something similar. It uses 'ripples moving' and 'fish spring loose. I've never seen a ripple that doesn't move, and if a fish springs it will be loose until it crashes back into the water. (I'm open to discussion on this as I can think of a possible reason for using the terms.)

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960

  

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The power of sentences [View all] , mooseythehut, Tue Apr-17-12 01:44 PM
  RE: The power of sentences, CatrinP, Apr 17th 2012, #1
RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 17th 2012 #2
RE: The power of sentences, mooseythehut, Apr 17th 2012, #3
      RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 18th 2012, #5
RE: The power of sentences, Weird Jim, Apr 18th 2012, #4

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