Author: Geraldine Jones

How to use apostrophes in expressions of time

Expressions of time

I’ve recently noticed a growing trend of people misusing – or, to be precise, failing to use – apostrophes in expressions of time. It seems to be fairly widespread, ranging from emails and newsletter content to blog posts and social

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Common writing mistakes: compliment vs. complement

FREE (as in compliment vs. complement)

Introducing the first in a new series of mini blog posts about common writing mistakes. The difference between compliment vs. complement is one that catches a lot of people out. I often see them used incorrectly, as in “complimentary therapies”,

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Get to grips with this graphic list of writerly words

Words with 'graph' as their root

As a standalone word, a graph is a diagram showing the relation between variable quantities – usually measured along a pair of axes at right angles. In Linguistics, it refers to a visual symbol representing a unit of sound or

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