Birthday Sale

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  My birthday is next week. They are all big these days! To celebrate, we are having a book sale. Order from the bookstore on www.margieholdscourt.com. CR: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation 10 percent off. Discount code: HBDMARGIECR Buy this text in combination with the Workbook or Word Pears, Pares, Pairs 15 percent off. Discount code: HBDMARGIECOMBO Hurry. The sale ends at midnight …

Word Pairs Is an E-Book

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Over 2,000 word pairs with parts of speech, definitions, usage examples, and idioms – now just a click of the mouse away. Buy the word pairs book at www.margieholdscourt.com, and run it on any and all of your devices. Have it running in the background as you are editing so that you can quickly confirm whether it is “…has to …

The Word “Therefor”

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This word — no e on the end — means “for that thing” and is always used when referring to having exchanged money or goods or property for something else. It often comes toward the end of the sentence. …I paid him $3,000 therefor. …She received a payment of $15,000 therefor. Check out my word pairs book! Happy punctuating! Margie

A Follow-Up! “Anytime” and “Any Time”

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We had a discussion over on FB about this sentence: …Jump in anytime/any time you like. “Anytime” means “an indefinite point in time” as in a moment in time. …You can do that anytime. …I can meet you anytime tomorrow. “Any time” means “an indefinite period of time” as in a span of time. …I don’t have any time today. …

Some Thoughts for “Sometime” and “Some Time”

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“Sometime” is an indefinite POINT in time; “some time” is an indefinite PERIOD of time. If you are thinking of “1:15” or “2:30,” it is one word; if you are thinking of “seven hours” or “ten minutes,” it is two words. …Give me a call sometime/some time next week. Are you thinking of giving him a call at 3:30 or …

Everyone/Every One — Which to Choose?

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The “one” words: No one is always two words. Everyone, anyone, someone are one word when they refer to a random person. (They are called “indefinite pronouns.”) …I need someone to help me. …They aren’t allowing anyone to enter the blockaded area. …Everyone was included in the invitation. These words are separate words when they refer to anything other than …