All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘word choice’

Back Yard, Backyard, or Back-Yard?


Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?

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Tip #20: Don’t Worry About Big Words


Unless you are writing an SAT essay, there is no intrinsic benefit to using big, fancy words.

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Further or Farther?


When I was budding young grammar Nazi, the distinction between the modifiers further and farther was a particular peeve of mine. I cannot tell you where I first learned that farther was to be reserved for literal distances…

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Words We Confuse That Spellcheckers Miss, Part S


  This is the next in our series on homophones–words that sound alike. We are working through these tricky terms …

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Writing Tip: “Seeing As How”


More on word choice and word preferences.

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