After questioning the intent of a sentence on Rifftides earlier this month, turnabout became fair play. The grammar police, in the person of Doug Ramsey, emailed me regarding my Village Memories post:
Isn’t “still remains” redundant ?, i.e. * …its famous facade, including the clock tower, *still remains* — ?
He is quite correct, and I have edited the text to read “still stands.”
While we may seem to tease a bit, I do believe that a good editor is a writer’s best friend. (The corollary, however, is not true; best friends generally make lousy editors.)