February 16, 2016

 

We cannot get away from the fact that social media has changed our interaction with people. Now, we are able to share our thoughts, memories and our social events without having to actually converse with an actual person face to face or over the telephone.  So, does t...

January 8, 2016

 

 

Editorial tests have long been used to assess the skills and abilities of proofreaders and editors. They usually consist of passages of text deliberately littered with ambiguity, inaccuracy and any number of spelling and grammatical errors. The idea is that such text...

November 30, 2015

 

Increasingly many adults and young people find it difficult to spell the easiest of words such as ‘definitely,’ or they use the wrong spelling of a word for their sentence; for example: ‘I’m going over their’ instead of ‘I’m going over there.’

 

This comes as no surpris...

October 15, 2015

 

1  Me, Myself and I 

 

"If you would like help with your homework, see your teacher or myself.  We are more than happy to help."

This is wrong because the word 'myself' should only be used when the sentence includes the word 'I'.
 

 

2  Apostrophes - When shou...

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