Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2012’

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.

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Myth Buster: Never End a Sentence with a Preposition


  I was threatened much in my youth about ending sentences with prepositions. I was told by English teachers that …

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An Apology to Writing Coaches


I had the great idea about doing a video encouraging all WriteAtHome writing coaches to get involved with our social media platforms — primarily this blog, but also our Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, and Pinterest boards. I sent it out, then almost immediately began a four-week trip that made it impossible for me to keep up with any of it.

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How Many Words Are There in English?


It’s a simple question, but pretty much impossible to answer.

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