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Chapter 4. Words, Words, Words > Words to Live By - Pg. 37

Words, Words, Words 37 Specific and General Words What's the difference between the words in each of these pairs? color place some things nice scarlet Glassy Point, Idaho a dozen slippers gracious Writer's Block Avoid substandard English, which is words and phrases such as "irregardless," "ain't," and "theirselves" that are not considered part of standard written English. Other substandard phrases include being that (use since), had ought (use ought), this here (use this), like I told you (use as I told you), off of (use off), that there (use that), and kind of (use rather).