Grammar tip #2

One of the rules I follow when I edit is that I replace repeated words (usually nouns or verbs) that are the same or similar looking. But, it isn't actually a rule! Avoiding repetition make writing less boring (repetition is usually boring). However, if done intentionally, repetition can make a point (There were bugs everywhere! Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!) or create a particular rhythm when the piece is read aloud.

Here is a link you can follow with more information about this interesting non-rule!

http://uphillwriting.org/2010/02/21/never-never-repeat-repeat-a-word-word/

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