There are a lot of these! I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I started writing about common homophones. But here we are on the Ts. Well, there are lots of t-homophones, so this is the first half.
Homophones, remember, are words that sound alike, but have different spellings and definitions. They cause problems for spellers because they sound the same and aren’t caught by spellcheckers. These are words you just have to learn by heart.
A Facebook fan recently asked me to solve a usage disagreement regarding the words continual and continuous. Are they synonymous and interchangeable or not?
I have been teaching teens to write for a quarter of a century (Twenty-five years just sounds longer when you put it that way, doesn’t it?), and the online writing instruction service I founded, WriteAtHome, has been in business for a dozen years. In all that time we’ve learned a lot about how to teach writing effectively. Here are ten of the most important.