Grammar

British vs American English: 63 Differences

  This is a useful list for differences in spelling and word usage in British and American English. Source for Infographic: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this, read: 16 Rules Of Blog Writing And Layout. Which Ones Are You Breaking? The Writing Retreats Of 13…

Affect vs Effect & 34 Other Common Confusions

There are many writing mistakes that will make your email, letter, or report look unprofessional. These commonly confused words are some of them. Source: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this post, read: 12 Common Writing Mistakes Bloggers Make 7 Simple Ways To Generate New Ideas 30…

Word Crimes

We're taking a break from regular blogging, and we thought you would enjoy watching Word Crimes by "Weird Al" Yankovic - if you haven't seen it yet. It's one of our favourite videos of all time. If you enjoyed this video, you may like : How…

200 Ways To Say ‘Good’

Does the overuse of the word 'good' annoy you? Good weather, good movies, good music, good life, good this, good that… Are you looking for words that convey what you mean more effectively? If you are, you may find this infographic to be helpful. Infographic created by…

12 Common Writing Mistakes Bloggers Make

Source: Grammar CheckIf you want to improve your business writing, join us for The Plain Language Programme. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.  If you enjoyed this post, read: 7 Simple Ways To Generate New Ideas 30 Idioms You Need to Know…

Why You Should Not Use Nominalisations When You Write

According to About Grammar, a nominalisation is a word formation in which a verb (or other part of speech) is used as (or transformed into) a noun. It is also called nouning. For example, 'argument' is a nominalisation of 'argue'. They are often used in academic and corporate…

33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases

Source: Grammar CheckIf you want to improve your business writing, join us for The Plain Language Programme. If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg.  If you enjoyed this post, read: 18 Beautiful Words With No English Equivalent The Science Behind Writing Drunk And…

9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can’t Ignore

If you're looking for a selection of writing and grammar websites to use as a reference, we suggest you explore these. Writers need to find a site that is user-friendly and reliable, and one that suits their writing needs. Please share your favourite sites in the…

5 Weak Words To Avoid & What To Use Instead

In this Infographic, Jennifer Frost talks about padding words, weak verbs and nouns, and how to avoid them. She even includes and references our famous post, 45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word 'Very' in the Infographic. One way to weaken your writing is to add modifiers…