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I could of been the champ.

OUR ADVICE: "Could have" instead, or the contraction "could've" would work.

... located at the mall.

OUR ADVICE:  Save valuable words. Make it instead, "... at the mall." Use "located" for things found.

... at about 7 p.m. tonight.

OUR ADVICE:  Save valuable words. Choose one. Make it instead, "... at 7 tonight."

The express lane is for people with less than 10 items.

OUR ADVICE: Many grocery stores get it wrong on their express register lane signs. It should be "fewer than," not "less than."

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"It's the truth," according to the mayor.

OUR ADVICE: Save valuable words. The word "said" works in nearly every situation for "according to."

... in connection with this charity.

OUR ADVICE:  Save valuable words. Make it instead, "... with this charity."

They were fighting over a woman.

OUR ADVICE:  Make it instead, "They were fighting about a woman." (Unless they were standing above her.)

He floundered in the woods without his dog.

OUR ADVICE:  Flounder is a fish. Better to write, "He foundered in the woods without his dog."

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