Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

Common Writing Mistakes

I love this post, not only for putting “loose vs. lose” at the top of the list, but also for giving me the Latin behind “i.e.” (id est) and “e.g.” (exempli gratia) and for the interesting bit of advice about apostrophes: “When in doubt, leave it out.” I hadn’t thought about it, but I do think an unnecessary apostrophe is more jarring than a missing one. If you really don’t know and don’t have a reference handy, I guess that’s not a bad rule of thumb.

[Edit: In the great Philadelphia Will Do blog, this headline today is timely.]

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