Editor: Author Colleen Green
Article of the Month
Are We Almost There?
Vickie L. Weaver
Wright Writers of Dayton Author
Are “almost” and “nearly” interchangeable words? I don’t think I ever heard anyone say “nearly” when I was growing up. Instead, as far as I can recall, everyone said “almost.” Of course, down the line in my education I learned about its similarity to “almost.” I must admit it: “Almost” is the first word I think of whenever I’m talking or writing about not quite getting there. To many of us their definitions are identical. So, are they interchangeable? Most of the time they are. The differences seem to come, for the most part, regionally and in people’s educational levels and social standing. “Nearly” seems to be more sophisticated and occasionally is the only choice, as in “I didn’t like the show nearly as much as you did.” Otherwise, using one versus the other really is not a big deal, most of the time. Whenever you’re in serious doubt about the better usage, just rephrase the sentence. You can take it from here.
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Inspirational Quote of the Month
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Book of the Month
City in the Middle
in the Amber Milestone Series
By Colleen Green
Wright Writer of Dayton Author
Romance/Suspense novel will be released Oct. of 2017
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Preview of City in the Middle
What I was about to find out could ruin my new job. In a way, the implications that Teresa had made about the Bugiardini family had left me doubting the credibility of the pub. So yeah, I needed enlightened. I did a search for Bugiardini, New York. Scanning the links that came up, I found none were good. Words such as arrest, mafia, and criminal were frequent.
He leaned over putting his cheek against mine pulling me deeper into his embrace. He slid his arms down until we were dancing more relaxed. His arms wrapped around me. I closed my eyes and felt his heart beating.
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