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How to Spot a Fake Video

How to Spot a Fake Video

In this world of “Fake News”, we need to be careful about believing everything we see. The phrase “Seeing is Believing” is no longer true. Videos and news clips may be edited and doctored to change their original meaning.
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Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Moving Lyrics From Beatles Songs

Although many of the early Beatles songs were incredibly simple, the writing duo of Lennon and McCartney hit on all-encompassing truths about love and life. Their later albums, which increasingly included the songwriting of George and Ringo, added a fresh perspective to the beloved band’s repertoire. These 26 Beatles lyrics are a small sample of…
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The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

The Curious Case of the Dangling Modifier

Have you ever been told your modifier is dangling? It’s not an insult or medical condition — dangling modifiers are one of those grammar hurdles that can muddle your intended meaning.
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Hallard Press Presents at IBPA

Hallard Press Presents at IBPA

Hallard Press creative Director John Prince was one of the four panelists at the closing session of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) held last week in Orlando.
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Nine Words You’re Saying Incorrectly

Nine Words You’re Saying Incorrectly

Have you ever stumbled-mumbled over a word you’re not entirely sure how to pronounce? You’re not alone. Here are nine of the most commonly mispronounced words and how to say them properly in American English so you can speak clearly and confidently.
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But The Billing Department Always Works

But The Billing Department Always Works

Life has rules. Some imposed (apparently you have to wear clothes at the mall) and others self-created. In case of an opportunity to choose between grilled Brussels sprouts and ice cream, ‘choose ice cream’ is the rule. When dealing with technology, if the next step is not immediately clear and obvious, move on to something…
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How to Properly Use an Ellipsis

How to Properly Use an Ellipsis

The word “ellipsis” comes from the ancient Greek term élleipsis, which translates to “omission.” One of the primary functions of an ellipsis is to indicate words that have been excluded from a text.
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8 Unforgettable Ads and Slogans

8 Unforgettable Ads and Slogans

If you recognize such phrases as “Snap, crackle, pop!” or “I’m lovin’ it!,” an advertising executive is smiling. Some catchphrases transcend their original purpose (selling a product) and end up changing language and culture.
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Words Only New Englanders Will Understand

Words Only New Englanders Will Understand

Ten New England slang words
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Streaming Music

Streaming Music

Streaming giants, like Spotify and Apple Music, are the most popular ways to listen to music today. Every week, I like to shuffle through various genres to explore old and new music.
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The Word “All”

The Word “All”

“All” is one of the all-time great contributors to English. These three little letters do some heavy lifting. It can be used as a predeterminer, a determiner, or a pronoun, used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of something.
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Practice Smart Scammer Hygiene, Part 1

Practice Smart Scammer Hygiene, Part 1

There are thousands (millions?) of enterprising scammers out there in countries all over the world, just itching to take your money. Here’s what to do before you panic and push the button.
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8 Capitalization Rules

8 Capitalization Rules

The rules of capitalization have changed over time. Modern capitalization rules are much more restrictive, but also have tons of weird exceptions. Here are eight capitalization rules you should know.
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The Race to Archive the Ukrainian Internet

The Race to Archive the Ukrainian Internet

In times of war, preservation is more critical than ever—cultural artifacts, historical collections, and important records are often targeted and erased. Since Russia invaded Ukraine last month, the Internet Archive has been a crucial member of the effort to preserve Ukrainian websites, datasets, and digital resources before they’re lost forever.
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Recent Releases from Hallard Press

Recent Releases from Hallard Press

A new adventure series geared to 5th to 8th graders is available on Amazon. The Karny Wilson Adventure Series with Teacher Guide is available for Homeschooling, as well as Christian schools, language learners, Charter Schools, and remedial reading. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LHTH7RT?binding=paperback&qid=1648304781&sr=8-1&ref=dbs_dp_rwt_sb_unkn_tpbk
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10 Commonly Misspelled Words

10 Commonly Misspelled Words

Is there a pesky word haunting you with its tricky spelling? Here’s a refresher on ten commonly misspelled words you might need to double check.
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Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors

Similes and metaphors are two of the most widely used literary devices in English. Both are ways of comparing words and ideas. Understanding the distinctions can help improve your reading, writing, and overall communications skills.
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Upcoming Author Contest & Events

Upcoming Author Contest & Events

Upcoming Florida writing contest and author events from March to September 2022.
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Possessive Names For Stores

Possessive Names For Stores

As you gather your car keys and reusable bags, you shout that you’re going to the store. Which store? Wegmans. Or maybe Trader Joe’s. And then on the way back, you may just swing by the McDonald’s drive-thru. Each of these stores has a different approach to pluralizing their names
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The Rise of Wordle

The Rise of Wordle

Wordle is the latest game taking the world by storm! In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Wordle is a free online word game grabbing the attention of people of all ages across the globe.
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