I received this question recently on our Facebook page:
Merriest of Christmases? Or, Merriest of Christmas’s? I’m thinking Christmases…
Here’s my answer:
Do you feel uneasy about writing because you are afraid readers will catch your typos and grammar errors and assume …
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?