These are words which often give to expressions a meaning far from that

intended. Thus, "I have nothing to do with that other rascal across

the street," certainly means that I am a rascal myself. "I sent the

despatch to my friend, but another villain intercepted it," clearly

signifies that my friend is a villain.

A good plan is to omit these words when they can be readily done without,

as in the above examples, but when it is necessary to use them make your

meaning clear. You can do this by making each sentence or phrase in which

they occur independent of contextual aid.

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