Less or Fewer: Is There Still a Difference?

A CORRESPONDENT OF MINE RECENTLY HAD THIS TO SAY: I’m appalled at the increasing use of less when fewer would be more appropriate. I was taught that if you could count them (e.g. people at a meeting) you used fewer; if you couldn’t count it (e.g. sugar)...

Hyphens Made Easy

YOUR READERS JUDGE YOU ON THE WAY YOU WRITE. This applies whether you’re writing advertising copy, a college or business report, a website or the next great novel; it’s these judgements that will determine the success or failure of your venture. For...

Apostrophes: A Gentle Introduction

TIM NORTH PRESENTS A BEGINNER’S GUIDE to the humble apostrophe. Apostrophes are a common source of confusion for many writers. They needn’t be, though, and this easy-to-follow article will help you to use them properly. Let’s start with a very simple...
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