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Lexiboost: “Contravention” Rule Observation and Violation

LexiBoost Du Jour:

Contravention (n.): an act of contravening; action counter to something; violation or opposition.

It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.  ~ T.S. Eliot

Before you try to contravene the rules of writing, take the time to learn them. English is indeed a living language–word usage and definitions change, yes–but the basics remain constant. Ok, so I know English was not everyone’s most interesting class (if you had the dinosaur with dust on his beard and chalky fingers, I’m sorry), but really it’s hip to know proper grammar! So, here are some great tools to refresh your memory and gain some new insights on how to use everyday words better.

Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style

Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Grammar Girl

Remember: Communication is key and Knowledge is power!


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