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.
“Words are like flowers? cultivate them carefully, arrange them artfully, and you will create something beautiful.? Just like gardening, some people have wonderful green thumbs and their plants flourish and thrive. Others (like me) have the Black Thumb of Death! Fortunately (for me) my writing skills are much better than my gardening skills. So how
I have to admit, I’ve always had a pretty low tolerance when reading professionally written articles in which the wrong words have been used. I figure if you?re a professional writer, you should know better. However, given the complexity of the English language, with all its homonyms and homophones and ?exceptions to the rule?, it?s
These two words are perhaps the most confused and misused in the English language. Without getting bogged down with which is a noun and which is a verb – and the exceptions to the rules – here you’ll find some simple tips to remember the difference between these words and how they should be used