7 Editing Pet Peeves

We all have our editorial idiosyncrasies. Here are seven words, phrases, or other subjects that make me peevish:

1. “Beg the Question”

If you see this phrase in print, it’s likely to mean “to bring up an obvious question,” as in “That begs the question of how we are going to balance the budget” or “to prompt a question in response to something,” as in “The new evidence begs the question

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