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John Patterson


John Patterson is head of the Humanities Department of the School of Arts and Sciences at Vancouver Community College.

On Halloween in 1966, John Patterson's father burned down the Jones's house to give the neighbourhood kids a thrill. Read more

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

 

Why do you always write “such as” instead of the easier, quicker and more down-to-earth “like,” in a phrase with one or more examples?

 
—Theresa G., Greater Vancouver
 

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