Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Don't fail to take advantage

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I hate when an ad takes a negative approach. Also, I'd change "value" to "opportunity"; I just like the sound of that better.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity; sign up today.

ALSO FOUND ONLINE: Uranus is the smallest of the gas giants in the outer solar system.

There are no gas giants in the inner solar system. The four outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are all gas giants. The four inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are regular planets.

FOUND ON FACEBOOK: Trash-talking can be a very effective tool to get inside the heads of your opponents. 

A lot of people love "very," but I don't. Take out very here, and the sentence means the same thing.

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