You’ve seen this little writing “power tool” time and time – and time – again.
These examples will make it clear:
- Wynken, Blynken and Nod
- Moe, Larry and Curly
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered
- Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- Tall, dark and handsome
- No ifs, ands, or buts
Grouping things in 3’s is a handy writing tool you should use. Why? A list of 3 rolls off the tongue. It’ll make your writing more engaging.
*Note that it’s OK to use an apostrophe here, because it’s easier on the eyes…and less awkward looking, though “3s” is totally acceptable.
(c) 2015 Margie Dana
No ifs, ands, or buts about it, I can help if you’re in a pinch for a good writer. And thanks for reading.
Until the next time,