Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Beyond Grammar 

Mastery of grammar involves knowing the rules of correct speech and using them properly. Beyond that lies Rhetoric, the art of eloquent and persuasive speech. One useful source that offers a glimpse into the richness of rhetorical practice is Silva Rhetoricae. There you'll find a name and a careful description for virtually every form and mode of expression imaginable.

Monday, April 19, 2004

Notorius Confusables 

Are you completely disinterested or uninterested in your statistics course? Did your boss appraise or apprise you of the latest quarterly results of your team? For many, these pairs are a neverending source of perplexity, and for this reason, they have come to be known as the "Notorius Confusables." You'll find some useful discussion and some helpful review quizzes on these bedeviling doublets of English here and here.

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