Monday, November 2, 2009

This kind of writing grates on me.

From an article I'm editing on email newsletters:

"Email is a great way to communicate. Newsletters are a great way to let people know what is going on in the world, with your company and so on. Put them both together and a great many benefits arise out of them." (Emphasis added.)

I encounter a great many articles whose writers have neither a great vocabulary nor a great degree of original thought.