The Word Business
How to Ruin Any Sentence
Think about the word "honestly." When spoken, it (sometimes) adds sincerity and candor to a statement. But in writing, "honestly" stops a sentence stone-cold dead. Why? Because it's a "crutch word" used to emphasize a statement. Does using "honestly" in a sentence imply that your other sentences are lies? This week, we present six crutch words to avoid when writing.
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