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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Terra, a poet from Virginia, asks...
This is a line to a poem I wrote. Could you please supply me with the proper grammar for the words in parenthesis. "I know that time would stand still if I (was) more (then) just a memory."
Anne answers...
Terra, The correct grammar requires the sentence to read as follows: "I know that time would stand still if I were more than just a memory."
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