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Tag: spelling

Editing and Writing

Clearing up Confusions in Word Usage

Using words incorrectly can make a reader think we really don’t know what we’re talking about, even if we’re trying to convey valuable information.

We are put to shame by 1895 Grade 8 kids

This 8th grade test actually looks to me like something we could all work on. If we got to the point where we could answer all the questions correctly, we’d be pretty well-rounded individuals as far as our general education.

Lists of Commonly Misspelled English Words

After years of not remembering, the only way I could finally remind myself how to spell “occasionally” was to make up a personal mnemonic: “The external consonants are doubled, the internal ones are not.”