The Word WINGS (Simplified)

Quick question: The word wings in Simplified… Would you use the left -s or the right -s to make it plural? I wrote it both ways and usually I can get a sense as to what “feels” correct but in this case I cannot. Thanks

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Most Used Shorthand Words And Phrases (Simplified)

Along with the Simplified Manual, the Dictionary (and a copy of the DJS Manual which I bought by mistake!), I now have the Most Used Shorthand Words and Phrases book (as recommended by Carlos). This book is brilliant! It’s boosted my confidence by providing answers the sort of “silly” questions I have, like: “I wonder…

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Help with transcription

I received a request for the transcription of a small Gregg passage written in a yearbook in 1972. It was written by the former girlfriend of the yearbook’s owner. I have transcribed most of it, but I would like to read other people’s transcriptions before I post mine in the blog. A bigger version of…

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Confusion… but I know it will get better

I am amazed and slightly chagrined…. that brief forms and phrasing are introduced so early.   I’m just starting Chapter II of the Anni Functional Method. I am struggling with whether I am looking at a letter of the alphabet or a brief form … and.. also.. whether I am looking at an outline of one…

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Just Plain Weird

When I visit my local Barnes & Noble, I always find the one Simplified Manual they have in stock, pull it off the shelf, and browse through it.  It’s like visiting an old friend even though I’m an Anniversary writer. For the longest time, the book was located in “reference,” but it got moved to…

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Pace of learning Anni and a tracing question…

I have settled on a plan of doing 1 chapter completely in the FM Anni book, then doing the corresponding chapters in the following: Fundamental Drills Graded Readings Gregg Speed Studies – 3rd edition 5,000 Most Used Shorthand Forms I know that each Assignment in the FM books was designed for one class session in…

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My Thoughts After Thirteen Months

To My Shorthand Friends: It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 months now that I began my journey in the study of Gregg shorthand. After all of these months I have made my way to Assignment 33 in the Simplified system. I do feel a small sense of accomplishment in making it to this point….

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