Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A very practical task

FOUND IN A NOVEL: Conway meanwhile was busying himself with a very practical task.

What's the difference between a very practical task and a practical task?

Nothing.

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FOUND ONLINE: A judge yesterday sentenced the 81-year-old to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

I would move yesterday.

Yesterday, a judge sentenced the 81-year-old to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

On the ground with his legs

FOUND ONLINE: Perkins finished with 197 yards on 17-for-24 passing and two touchdowns and added 78 yards and a touchdown on the ground with his legs.

That's redundant. You can say he added 78 yards and a touchdown on the ground, or you can say he did the same with his legs. You don't need both.

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