3 things news reporting students will hear today:
DEPARTMENT OF REDUNDANCY DEPARTMENT. If you repeat substantial words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) two sentences in a row, one of those sentences can probably be shorter. Or they can be combined. Pronouns are your friend.
'VERY' = VERY BAD WRITING. Don't use this word. Instead of "very interested," for instance, say "fascinated." From The Elements of Style: "Where emphasis is necessary, use words strong in themselves." And certainly never use "very" in a phrase like "very unique." Unique means "one of a kind." A thing either is or isn't unique. It can't be very unique.
* Related: Is this "literally the worst word on the planet"?
* Not so related: Is this "the best word ever"?
... And then it's time to set up a blog.
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