Posts filed under: Editing

This is a question I have been asked several times. It crops up so much I now include an explanation of the difference between the two words in our Sentence Works courses. I think the confusion arises because the prefixes...
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I’m the sort of person who likes to plan ahead so I’m already thinking of where to go on holiday next year. I’ve been reading my way through hotel reviews on Trip Advisor and am amazed at the number of...
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There are many words in our language that seem to be interchangeable but actually have subtle differences in meaning. Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between continuous and continual, for instance? They don’t actually mean the same...
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I was asked on Twitter today about the difference between enquire/ enquiry and inquire/ inquiry. Strictly speaking, inquire and enquire are interchangeable and the grammar police won’t be able to arrest you for using either of them. Interestingly, however, we...
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If you’ve ever had to write to a particular word limit, you’ll know it’s easier to write too much than too little. And when that you do go over the word limit, you’ll be faced with an agonising decision about...
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I was watching the news last night when there was a report about the Sheffield half marathon debacle. (If you missed the story, the race was cancelled because water supplies didn’t turn up but most runners went ahead and ran...
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Good grammar matters because there’s always someone keen to put you right if you get it wrong – even in the least likely situations. My husband Adrian was doing his final pre-marathon training run over the South Downs last week. After...
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