Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?
Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?Read More
Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss, Part P1
We continue our ongoing series of posts about words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different definitions: homophones. These words are frequent problems for writers since spellcheckers can’t catch them. This post addresses the long list of troublesome homophones that start with the letter P.Read More
Words We Confuse that Spellcheckers Miss, Part E
It’s been a while since I last mentioned the spelling problem posed by homophones, but I didn’t forget about it. I’m working my way through the alphabet, clarifying the distinctions between words that sound identical, but are spelled differently. These words will not be caught by spellcheckers; you just have to learn them.Read More