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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 01, 2023

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Our local Berkeley alley is now “dodgy,” not sketchy; elevators are labeled as “lifts;” American friends use “bloody” and “bum” in place of ruder options.
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Our local Berkeley alley is now “dodgy,” not sketchy; elevators are labeled as “lifts;” American friends use “bloody” and “bum” in place of ruder options.
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I’m an immigrant, and Malayalam is my mother tongue. I’m an immigrant, and Malayalam is my second language. Both are true, but the latter I’ve always hated.
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I’m an immigrant, and Malayalam is my mother tongue. I’m an immigrant, and Malayalam is my second language. Both are true, but the latter I’ve always hated.
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While it’s considered a good rule of thumb to write in the active voice, writing in the passive voice can have its benefits.
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While it’s considered a good rule of thumb to write in the active voice, writing in the passive voice can have its benefits.
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As both a copy editor and an English major, I have read a lot of people’s writing. I’ve discovered writing styles that I really enjoy, and I’ve discovered a whole set of writing pet peeves.
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As both a copy editor and an English major, I have read a lot of people’s writing. I’ve discovered writing styles that I really enjoy, and I’ve discovered a whole set of writing pet peeves.
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These little symbols might seem small, but they carry with them centuries of history and some pretty big personalities. Which punctuation marks hold a special place in your heart?
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These little symbols might seem small, but they carry with them centuries of history and some pretty big personalities. Which punctuation marks hold a special place in your heart?
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We should keep in mind the great advantages that the internet has given us, but not forget the importance of print papers to the journalism industry.
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We should keep in mind the great advantages that the internet has given us, but not forget the importance of print papers to the journalism industry.
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I think if I am a grammar symbol, I am the most humble one: the hyphen.
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I think if I am a grammar symbol, I am the most humble one: the hyphen.
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While I’m not suggesting that you get drunk to write all of your essays, the research I’ve done on this topic seems to show that it’s not such a bad idea.
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While I’m not suggesting that you get drunk to write all of your essays, the research I’ve done on this topic seems to show that it’s not such a bad idea.
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Often kids like me are made to feel embarrassed about their differences, and smart kids with unique abilities can fall through the cracks if they don’t communicate in the expected manner.
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Often kids like me are made to feel embarrassed about their differences, and smart kids with unique abilities can fall through the cracks if they don’t communicate in the expected manner.
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