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Ted Nesbitt

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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Kate05/02/16101010Quick answer to the point and very .....
Soniq04/30/16101010Thank you so much for your response .....
sheryl04/30/161010ok good luck
James04/30/16101010Ted, I am going to miss you .....
Wei04/30/16101010Thank you for your help.

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2016-04-27 comma was never my friend:

Dear Kate:      I would like to ask you about the following sentence I came across. It seems it might be lacking a comma after "Samsung," but I am not positive about this. Can you please help me?    "For

2016-04-25 which is correct:

Dear Sheryl:    I promised you a follow-up response.  Even though you went ahead and rated my first answer as a "6," or "D minus," I am nevertheless, fulfilling the promise I made to you.  I am trying

2016-04-25 Attributive Noun:

Dear Rich:    Statement from a grammar site:    In grammar, a noun adjunct or attributive noun or noun (pre)modifier is an optional noun that modifies another noun; it is a noun functioning as a pre-modifier

2016-04-24 which is correct:

Dear Sheryl:    which is correct - There are tons of humor OR there is tons of humor    "There" is called an "expletive."  The word has no grammatical relationship  in the sentence.  It only serves as

2016-04-21 To start-up / To manage:

Dear Leonardo:    I will work on your cover letter tomorrow.  I am overwhelmed today.    ***      Sentences:  1. I started-up several R&M electro-mechanical laboratories.  2. I managed local inventory


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