When my clients ask for writing tips, I often share them.
This one is about ‘countables’. Let me explain.
Here’s a sentence I had to edit recently:
The amount of people who came were amazing.
Can you see what’s wrong with it?
In fact, there are three problems: two outright errors and one point that’s open to debate. Continue reading “Writing Tips: Countables Do Count!”
Here is the latest from my favourite source of comma-based hilarity. Could they be messing with our heads? No, I don’t think so. They just have no idea. Continue reading “Comma Chaos, and Vote YES For Tarts: Woolly Words #4”
Pumpkin soup is definitely something we need to watch out for! Remember, you’ve been warned….
A newsletter, which I receive reasonably regularly, previewed its feature articles in the email header, and was considerate enough to put women, in particular, on the alert. Continue reading “Shooting clay pigeons and men: Woolly Words #3”
When my clients ask for writing tips, I often share them this way.
Lots of people are confused about using alright, as opposed to all right.
This issue has come up several times recently, so … Continue reading “Writing Tips: Everything’s all right, alright?”
I enjoy receiving my Word of the Day from Dictionary.com, but I was a little disappointed when I saw this entry:
Definitions for ‘putsch’
1. a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends on suddenness and speed. Continue reading “Babies who smoke: Woolly Words #2”
It’s difficult to get through even one day’s reading without having to struggle through the tangled mess of woolly words – a real dog’s blanket of poor grammar and lazy language use. Continue reading “‘He sadly died’: Woolly Words #1”