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Less vs fewer

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So, tell me. Are you the sort of person who tuts at the sight of the sign in (some) supermarkets that says ‘Five items or less’? If you’re not sure.. Read More

It’s up to myself

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As you might expect, I’m a bit of a stickler for language. And one of my pet hates is sentences like the following: It’s up to myself At a time to.. Read More

Are you affected by the effect?

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(Or when to use “affect” and when to use “effect”) This was an interesting post for me to write because it highlighted that while I might instinctively know when to.. Read More

It’s the problem with its

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Twice this week I’ve read printed marketing material where the writer has got their “its” and “it’s” confused. It got me thinking about common mistakes people make in their writing... Read More

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