Tag: punctuation

05
Aug

What difference does a single letter make?

I’m surprised that people continue to argue about the need for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. If you’re in any doubt, try working as a proofreader.

08
Jul

How to work with a proofreader

The client, a business, called to ask how much it would cost to proofread their client magazine.

04
Jul

Their, there, they’re!

Their or there or they’re?

They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

20
Jun

Squeezed by Yoof ‘n Shakespeare

Today I was asked how I balanced the desire to write ‘standard English’ with the more casual style of English usage that is developing.

03
Jun

The question of rules in communication

Recently, I have read a lot about whether we should worry about how we communicate, especially when publishing material online. Does it matter if we don’t use capitals when we should or we spell words incorrectly or mangle our grammar?

02
Jun

Comprise or comprise of?

When do you append ‘of’ to the verb ‘comprise’?

31
May

When the committee writes a document . . .

When the committee writes a document, the result is often a variety of inconsistent spellings, grammar and punctuation. The same phrase can be written three different ways on the same page, sometimes with capitals, sometimes without. Generally, it’s a mess.

15
Apr

Who needs structure?

‘Wilfing’, apparently, is the term that describes aimlessly surfing the web after forgetting what you were originally looking for and wasting hours online achieving nothing – ‘What Was I Looking For?’

26
Feb

The dependent dependant

Dependent or dependant?

They sound and look similar, but their meanings are different, so how do you know which one to use?

19
Feb

Don’t punctuate just in case you need to

Often I find that some writers create confusion among their readers by introducing unnecessary punctuation into their writing.