That or Which?

THERE ARE SEVERAL SIMILAR WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE that cause a high degree of confusion: those who use them don’t always understand the correct word to write. This article will shed some light on the use of ‘that’ and ‘which’. The simple rule to follow here is...

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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