Posts Tagged: crutch

The invisible crutch phrase (rants and confessions)

Feb - 02 2010

What is one of the most useless sets of pad-words, a mainstay of badfic, a hallmark of inattentive or amateurish writing? Hint: It isn’t on any of the big lists of useless crap. Watched as Watched WHAT as? “As” implies simultaneous action. “As” is overused and abused enough without this pernicious parasitic phrase. This well-established […]

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