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The Difference Between Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor and Analogy

Ever just wonder about something and then just finally look it up one day? Hyperbole is an exaggeration. The definition is: An exaggerated, extravagant expression. It is hyperbole to say, “I’d give my whole fortune for a bowl of bean soup.”(Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionary […]

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How to Correctly Use Apostrophes

I think everyone was sick the day this was discussed in school because I see it wrong everywhere. That’s the thing, once you learn the right way to use apostrophes, you’re going to start noticing it wrong everywhere, too. WARNING: You can back out now and live in apostrophe bliss or else keep reading and […]

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Checkout or Check Out?

Noun vs. Verb On shopping carts online, I see the word “checkout” a lot and I was wondering if it’s supposed to be two words or not. I think it should be if it’s a verb… and in those cases, it is a verb. They want you to check out – to check out your […]

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