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March 02, 2021


Don Z. Block

Each one used a monosyllabic transitive verb in a sentence with a subject, verb, and object. Concise. Active voice. Specific. Such sentences can wither anybody.

If the bread guy had said, "I'm not into white bread," if the beggar had said, "Coins are not taken here," and if the proprietor had said, "Export is not where it's at," you might have had a chance.

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