One of the more confusing aspects of the English language seems to be the Possessive Apostrophe. That little bitty mark which indicates ownership. Of course, if the rules were consistent, I?m sure it would be so much easier, but as always there are exceptions and quirks to be aware of. Let?s take a look at
No matter what you do for a living, chances are at some stage you’ll be required to produce a piece of writing – whether it be a report for your boss, a letter to a client, or a simple email to a colleague. Sure, these may not be feature articles for National Geographic or The
Which?I’ve?failed to do in my title ? but it seems there’s an increasing trend for incorrectly?using quotation marks to emphasise words. ? Of course, the most obvious use of quotation marks is to encapsulate speech within text, for example: ? A chicken walks into a bar; the bartender says ?We don?t serve poultry.? ?That?s OK?,
This week I look at even more commonly confused words in tale of desperation and bloodshed. COUNCILLOR vs COUNSELLOR Councillor ? a member of council: With Barry?s unexpected departure, there was suddenly a vacancy open for a new shire councillor.
If you actually know what a copywriter does, you?re already doing well. Many people still seem to think it?s something to do with copyright ? and the protection of intellectual property, instead of the act of writing of copy (copywriting). But that?s a whole ?nother blog post! For those of you who are aware of