Grammar: It’s just a feeling

If you ask me whether a verb is in the subjunctive mood, it’ll take me a while at best, require that I look up “subjunctive” before I can do the this hypothetical test set before me at worst.
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Dictionary deity

As a copy editor of this publication, the bona fide final bastion against hasty mistakes, I take my job seriously as a prophet of George and Charles Merriam, wielding my holy book.
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The newspaper’s goalie: delivering on defense

From fourth to 11th grade, I took a fervent, sweaty pride in being the goalkeeper for my school’s soccer team. I grew used to gaining little credit for doing something right but bearing the brunt of the responsibility for doing something wrong.
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