This is the forum of To All a Good Write, a freelance-editing business in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Here, I provide observations, opinions and advice regarding the use of words and grammar in writing, editing and speech. At times light-hearted, at times a bit cynical, this blog’s goals are to simplify the complicated and make an often-dry subject more appealing.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Question: What's the No. 1 entry on my list of useless words and phrases?
Answer: any words that follow the phrase "Needless to say" and "It goes without saying." And, of course, those two phrases themselves, by definition, are useless too.