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Jerry Leone


I`ve taught writing or some aspect of the English language for nearly 35 years. I can answer nearly any question on grammar, usage or meanings of words above dictionary usage. An avid crossword fan and writer, I can also answer questions about business presentations and resumes.

Experience in the area

I have worked with words all my life as a teacher of the language and as an amateur and professional writer. Communication is a vital force in my life and everyone else's.


Sigma Delta Chi, NY Press Association, NY Publishers Association


BA in English from the University of Buffalo, MEd in English from SUNY Buffalo, MA in English Literature from SUNY Buffalo. Course work in Journalism from Syracuse Univ., in Linguistics from Rutgers Univ. and Journalism from Univ. of Texas and Ohio Univesrity.

Awards and Honors

Chancellor's Award for Excellence Teaching SUNY, Distinguished Teaching Award SUNY Morrisville, Who's Who in American Journalism Education

What do you like about this subject?

I like the fact that English is a vital language. It grows with usage and technology. It is a study you can never master, but work toward perfection.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to ever increase both my written and spoken vocabulary. As an avid crossword puzzler, I am constantly looking up new words and working with the old ones.

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    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
James10/17/15101010Jerry, thanks.

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2015-10-22 bizzare:

Hamed,    Although very similar in nature, there are slight differences in meaning. Bizzare is strange to the point of being eerie or weird. Strange is slightly out of the ordinary but acceptable. Piculiar

2015-10-17 meet,..,:

Hamed,    Saw indicates perhaps a meeting, like in a crowd. It could have been from afar. No words might have been exchanged. It was strickly a chance meeting.    Met connotes a meeting that is prearranged

2015-09-30 suffix, I think:

John,    Since the meaning is not changed, other than “variant”, I don’t know of a specific term.      Supposedly the adding of “st” to words like among and while was a pronunciation thing to make speaking

2015-08-24 the difference:

Farhad,    Although they are pretty much interchangeable, a dairy is a bit more personal and contains information you would rather not share. A journal, on the other hand, contains your life events you

2015-08-16 simple but complicated:

Nousher,    Yes, you are correct! Person A is requesting that Person B do something ASAP for him. This sentence is an imperative sentence or a command.    The second sentence is a simple sentence or a


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