Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 20

Rules Of Grammar: Metaphrase vs. Paraphrase

Metaphrase is defined as: “A literal, word-for-word translation.” A paraphrase is defined as: “A rewording of something written or spoken by someone else.”

Oct 19

Rules Of Grammar: Good vs. Well

“Good” is an adjective. As an adjective, “good” only modifies nouns and pronouns. “Well” is an adverb. As an adverb, “well” modifies verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.” Examples: I scored well on my steno test. The new car runs well.

Oct 19

Medical Monday: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is used to treat blood vessel malformations. Sclerothearpy is performed by injecting medicine into malformed blood vessels in order to shrink then. Sclerotherapy is used to treat varicose veins, spider veins, vascular malformations and lymphatic malformations. Machine Briefs: OPTION #1: sclerotherapy= SKLER/THAERP OPTION #2: sclerotherapy= SKLER/THA*ERP OPTION #3: sclerotherapy= …

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Oct 18

Steno Fitness: The Importance Of Getting Enough Sleep

A recent Inc. article entitled, “18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People,” written by, Travis Bradberry, discusses the importance of getting an adequate amount of sleep. Author Travis Bradberry states: “It’s difficult to overstate the importance of sleep…When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them (which causes …

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Oct 16

Rules Of Grammar: Commonly Misspelled Words Starting With “An”

Here are some words starting with “an” that are commonly misspelled: anachronism analgesic analogous analogy analyze ancestor ancient animosity anesthetic animation annihilate annuity anonymous antarctic antecedent antelope antiperspirant

Oct 16


“I believe it’s best not to worry so much if what you’re doing is successful- it’s often the path itself that is remarkable.” -Jane Seymour Love, Speed & Accuracy, Elsie Villega

Oct 16

Friday Phrases: And Phrases Part 7

and I want= SKPIPT and I wanted= SKPIPTD and I was= SKPIFS and I was not= SKPIFNTS and I wasn’t= SKPIFS/-NT and I went= SKPIFRG and I were= SKPIRP and I were the= SKPIRPT and I will= SKPIL and I will go= SKPILG and I will see= SKPILZ and I would= SKPILD and I would …

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Oct 13

New Word: Airbnb

The word, “Airbnb,” is creeping into American vernacular. Airbnb is a website that was established in 2008 for the purpose of helping people find or provide lodging. Airbnb is an abbreviation for the website’s previous, longer name of “Air Bed and Breakfast.”

Oct 13

Rules Of Grammar: Cardinal Numbers & Ordinal Numbers

Cardinal numbers are considered “counting numbers,” and ordinal numbers are known as “position numbers.” Cardinal numbers include: one, two, three, one million, etc. Ordinal numbers end with a suffix. Ordinal numbers end with -st, -rd, -th, or -nd. Some examples of ordinal numbers are: first, second, third, one millionth, etc.

Oct 11

Court Reporter Spotted: Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

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