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  1. mitchteemley
    March 4 @ 2:14 pm

    Some great points! I tutor writers and hear the ring of truth in your words.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      March 4 @ 8:51 pm

      Thanks! I think the one on one help is the most formative.

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  2. Danika Maia
    March 23 @ 10:54 pm

    Great points! Really got me thinking…

    Danika Maia
    http://www.danikamaia.com

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  3. kdeitmen
    May 22 @ 9:20 am

    I love the idea that speaking and writing correctly is a way to love and serve others. I think it extends far beyond people who consider themselves writers, even to those of us who have jobs that aren’t writing. Every time I send a work email, I try to make sure I have effectively communicated what I need my readers to know and anticipate the questions they may have. I had never thought about that as love and service, but I have noticed when someone has given me the same respect in an email. People who take the time and care to communicate well are great to work with!

    Thanks for this thoughtful post!

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    • Jessica Manuel
      May 22 @ 9:38 am

      It’s so true. Even when we write a text to a friend, it takes time and love to communicate thoughtfully and effectively. I appreciate your connection to work. That aspect of writing is often overlooked.

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  4. Jorge Schulz
    June 9 @ 9:25 am

    Thanks for this post. Regarding not ending your sentence with a preposition, wasn’t it Churchill who said that that was a rule up with which he would not put?

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  5. VictoriaDawn
    July 17 @ 3:42 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my entry, “Sharpening the Axe.”

    I’m one of those who loves to write and loves proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. I grew up in a home with lots of reading, and both parents modeled a love of books and grammar. It makes a difference!

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  6. Ste J
    January 3 @ 6:59 am

    The defence of language is an important battle, I tend to avoid people whose grasp of grammar isn’t good. Although I freely admit to using words like thunk when I tell people I thought of something, purely to amuse myself. I refrain from this on my CV though.

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  7. Kim
    January 14 @ 2:26 pm

    Great post. I am a former English teacher and cringe when I read poor grammar.

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