Contemporary essays, fiction, and opinion offered regularly by author Anne Brandt.

Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Steve, a State Fire Marshal, asks...
Can you tell me how to improve this sentence, if at all. Hand-tighten the oil filter by turning it just a little.
Anne answers...
I would say it this way: To tighten the oil filter, turn it slightly by hand.
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