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A sincere and specific writing improvement inquiry.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    One improvement is the "that"'s. Been busy cleaning those up. There must be some others of similar vein. I would much appreciate being told about them.

    1. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      paradigmsearch,
      You talkin' about old hubs? If so, I have not had anyone
      say anything to me.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        You here real time? 1 hr.

        Update. No response.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      You lost me.  What are you talking about??

    3. tsmog profile image84
      tsmogposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I know I overuse that and it. That (Ha-Ha :-) is because I am so afraid of overusing keywords. I wrote an article on an editing software and wondered about 'Article' as keyword and 'online article' as a phrase. So, I used it and that to stay away from using those. That is probably due to my inexperience and understanding what keywords are and what is stuffing. Essentially I stayed away from using the formal name of the software realizing that for sure was a keyword. But, wondered about article and edit too. In other words does a noun become a keyword with percentage usage to word count even though not the subject matter?

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Pick a hub.

    Do a search for the word "that".

    Clean it up.

  3. Sparrowlet profile image92
    Sparrowletposted 9 months ago

    My "that"s seem to be fine on my old hubs. What are you talking about?

    1. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      (Gasp . . .Gasp . . .Gasp)!
      I am more confused than the Cowardly Lion.
      Oops! Treasured Wizard of Oz secret revealed.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I like you. Therefor...

      First hub on your carousel, do a "that" search. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    I wander here.
    Don't know what to do.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    We shall try again.

  6. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 9 months ago

    I believe that Paradigmsearch is talking about overuse of the word "that". What I think he is saying is that we should all go and check our hubs so that we can clean up the problem.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I love you.

  7. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 9 months ago

    I use "that" way too much when I don't really have to, but I tend to leave them in my writing because I prefer it that way. I am such a grammar rebel. Or a poor writer. LOL.

  8. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 9 months ago

    The problem with the overuse of "that" is the fact that we tend to write the way we talk.  Too many "that"s slows down the reader.  Also, if you are referring to a person, you should use "who" instead of "that".  People are "who"s.  Things are "that"s.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Rant! Why the f!ck not main page to help people?

     
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