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Below is a list of all my blog posts.  I hope you enjoy them.

Belts Really Work!

I bought something today that I never buy. A belt. I had always considered belts to be largely ornamental, and since I almost always have my shirt untucked when I’m wearing jeans so the belt loops don’t show, it seemed unnecessary.   But I just bought three new pairs of jeans, and they fit fine in the dressing room.

Revert Back

It can’t be done. This is in the same category as continue on: It’s redundant.  You can only revert back. You can’t revert in any other direction because revert means return to, as in a previous state, condition, practice, whatever. So, if you revert back, you go back back to a whatever. If you revert forward, well, let me know how you managed that.

It’s vs Its

This is a tricky one. Sometimes the correct usage contradicts the rules of grammar.  (Doncha just love the English language.)  The rule is that possessives get an apostrophe before the s.  Charlie’s hat… Your cat’s collar… The article’s tone…  There is one word that rule does not hold true for, and it is – you guessed it – it. The only time the s in its gets an apostrophe is when it is a contraction of it is. “It’s time to go… It’s a good idea… It’s true that…

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