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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Kyrsten, a law student, asks...
Is it Congress' or Congress's when I'm writing that Congress's intent was to go home in July?
Anne answers...
There are those who will come down on either side of your question. So I suggest you avoid the debate and rewrite the sentence to say: Congress intends to go home in early July. This is a more dramatic sentence, as well as being grammatically correct.
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