Sunday, July 31, 2011

Remains of the sentence

This sentence has "remain" or "remains" twice. And that's one too many.

Peyton Manning remains with the Colts after signing a reported five-year, $90 million contract to remain with the team he was drafted by in 1998.


Let's change it this way:


Peyton Manning signed a reported five-year, $90 million contract and will remain with the Colts, the team that drafted him in 1998.


You're still putting a lot of information in one sentence, but at least it's cleaner.


Any comments?




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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cool words

I was looking up cool words online and found Fantacular.com.

Today's word from Fantacular is antidisestablishmentarianism, a political philosophy opposed to the separation of church and state."

You can also find cool words at The Vocabula Review. From that site, our cool word is grandiloquent — using high-flown, pompous, bombastic words and expression.

I also found cool words at English-test. Today's word from English-test is perspicacious, having keen judgment or understanding; acutely perceptive.









And don't forget Coolest Words. From that site we get syzygy, an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet.

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(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)

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