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'Tuba' and 'tuber'

Foodies, gardeners and musicians are probably well aware of the difference between a tuba and a tuber.


  • a large, low-pitched brass musical instrument with valves and a broad bell (that typically faces upwards)
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'Cf.' does not mean 'see'

The abbreviation cf. means ‘compare’. It is an abbreviation of the Latin word confer. Because cf. is a shortening of a single word, it requires one full point at the end and shouldn’t have a full point between the… 141 more words


Why I'm not worried

When I tell people I’ve gone freelance, they keep asking me what my back-up plan is and the simple answer is: I don’t have one. 267 more words


'Coal' and 'kohl'

Coal and kohl are homophones. Coal is sometimes used when the writer actually means kohl, but I have never come across a ‘kohl mine’ or a ‘kohl fire’. 61 more words


'Brake' and 'break'

I regularly see break and brake used incorrectly. They are homophones and it’s very easy to type the right letters in the wrong order.

Break… 177 more words


They're here!

Hi there and welcome to the first ever blog post on Kelly Dent / Content Writer. Quite special, isn’t it? I don’t know. It feels special. 110 more words


'Dependant' and 'dependent'

The use of dependant and dependent is a very good example of the constant changes taking place in the English language. Fellow users of British English are probably aware of the traditional distinction. 108 more words