Tag: punctuation

Avoid ‘conjunctionitis’ by using conjunctions correctly

Whilst proofreading several websites and documents recently, one of the common mistakes I came across involved conjunctions. Seeing as I haven’t written a grammar-related blog post for a while, I thought it would make a good topic for this week’s

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Apostrophes: how to use (not abuse) them

The humble apostrophe may be small and trivial to some, but its correct usage brings disproportionate pleasure to all us grammar geeks. My personal bugbears are apostrophes used in plural nouns or decades (1980’s makes me cringe every time), or when it’s is used instead of its and

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