The English language is a confusing thing, with words that are spelt the same – or very similarly) but have different meanings, words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings, and words that are very similar but have totally different meanings. Getting the wrong one can alter the meaning of your sentence: this… Continue reading Commonly confused words
At work this week an email was sent to myself and a colleague which read: It would be great if you could chase this contractor report Daniel through the college As I wrote in my post on the subject of the Oxford comma, the purpose of punctuation is help your reader, and if it doesn’t… Continue reading On commas
Most people will by now have seen the story about a debated Oxford comma that won a group of Maine delivery drivers the right to overtime payments. (An Oxford or serial comma is the one used before the words “and” or “or” in a list of three or more things. Some people argue that it… Continue reading What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?