Compliment vs. Complement

 

There Is a Difference

By Annette Rey

Avoid an embarrassing mistake. Make the right choice for the meaning you want to convey.

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I vs. Me

Not So Hard

By Annette Rey

To all the writers whose primary language is not English, and who are trying to use English correctly in your writing, I sympathize.

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Misplacing the Modifier “Only”

Reader’s Woes

By Annette Rey

We’ve become lazy in our daily speech and that is reflected in our writing. If we become aware of our verbal faults, we will be better equipped to use the English language effectively.

Let’s look at one area of incorrect word placement. Let’s focus on the word only.

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Fewer or Less?

Easy Hint to Know the Difference

By Annette Rey

Your writing is flowing. You’re sliding along like an oiled zipper. Then, darn, you hit a snag. A sentence you are constructing is posing a problem. You’re not sure which word to use. In this case, the words to choose from are fewer or less. Some writers move on and keep writing, planning to correct later. Some writers, like me, stop forward momentum and waffle with a word choice.

All writers can avoid either scenario by learning in advance which of these words to use. It’s a matter of memory and I have a hint for you.

Keep your writing flowing. Read on.

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