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Begging the question

Guy Keleny wrote in Saturday’s Independent about the misuse of the phrase ‘beg the question’. His advice was simple – don’t use it because the meaning you’re after will almost certainly be ‘raise the question’, and begging the question isn’t the same thing at all.

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Abbreviations – easy as ABC?

Acronyms and abbreviations are useful weapons in any writer’s armoury, but, as with any weapon, they should be handled with care. I thought it might be useful to examine some of the ways in which they can be misused, and if you can avoid these then you can get your licence.

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