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British and American English: what really came first?

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Been very busy, busy, busy! Among other things, I have been appointed to the management team of that fantastic Facebook group An Authors Tale… 92 more words


Just because they care about grammar doesn't mean they're racist

My workplace is comprised of a fairly international, interracial workforce. If you’re living in the West, the odds are, yours is too.

I am a foreigner working in England. 274 more words

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Text Talk

(Originally posted on 10 July 2016)

One key part of advertising, or of grabbing any form of attention in general, is making the most visible part of a product the most appealing. 1,309 more words


What the Heck Is a Dangling Modifier?

 A dangling what, you ask? And yes, you read the title correctly. Dangling modifiers are a common but difficult-to-spot grammar issue that are, fortunately, easy to fix. 291 more words

Grammar Advice

Writing Well - Part 8

Typing just key into the Search box makes it easy to browse WordPress blogs like this one.   Here, the button (atop the vertical black bar) reveals widgets like the Search box. 1,190 more words


Grammar Doesn't Matter​. Except When it Does.

Whenever grammar is brought up in a modern context (especially in the context of online communication), it seems to me like there’s a lot of complaining that emerges from the more “grammatically conservative” (for lack of a term that doesn’t sound pretentious as all get out) segment of the population that bemoans the losing battle that grammar rules seem to be fighting against the gradual degradation of the English language into dumbed-down internet vernacular that trades context and grammar rules for simplicity and a sort of bastardized conciseness. 414 more words

The 5 Most Common English Language Errors

Think you’ve mastered the English language and can’t be stumped? The truth is that many of us even with a strong grasp on the language will make mistakes regularly in our speech and writing. 857 more words

Common Errors In Writing