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Note 338 – My blog is my frog…

You may remember from Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging, that I always tend to leave the task of ‘writing or editing my blog posts’ until late at night (which isn’t always my most productive time).  Now, I’d like to introduce you to a book I read a couple of years ago … Continue reading

Note 337 – Comparing lesson and lessen

It’s now April – the final month of My Writing Challenge.  I can feel the pace picking up as I head towards the finishing line.  Now for today’s post… After been horrified with myself the other day for writing the word lesson instead of lessen (and quickly correcting it before posting) I thought I’d add a note in my writing notebook.  To use … Continue reading

Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging

11 months down, 1 to go! With just 30 days to go on my 366 day Writing Challenge, I am pleased to say that it’s been an enjoyable experience, but also very time-consuming. Blogging every day (in addition to a day job) without a break can be exhausting some days and it’s not something I’m … Continue reading

Note 335 – The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I would like to thank Janet Koops (Postcard Fiction) for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  It’s an honour to receive it.  The rules for receiving this award are: 1. To thank the person who has awarded you by linking back to them 2. To share 7 things about yourself 3. To pass the award onto 7 … Continue reading

Note 334 – The word insatiable

Cambridge online dictionary defines insatiable as a desire or need “too great to be satisfied”.  According to Wiktionary.org, nouns to which insatiable is often applied are appetite, desire, curiosity, thirst, hunger, need and greed.  Sentences using the word insatiable The man had an insatiable curiosity about life He constantly read books to feed his insatiable thirst for knowledge … Continue reading

Note 333 – The use of sited, cited and sighted

Sited, cited and sighted are homophones, which are words that sound the same but are spelt differently.  I accidentally wrote sited instead of cited in one of my blog posts the other day, but fortunately spotted it (or sighted it) it before posting.  The sentence I wrote in Note 330 – Do you write snuck or sneaked? was “snuck (as opposed … Continue reading

Note 332 – The posessive pronoun “theirs” has no apostrophe

If you see the word theirs with an apostrophe before the ‘s’, it is incorrect.  Theirs is a third person posessive pronoun used in place of their + noun, for example, if you say “the house is theirs” you could split theirs into their + noun which makes it “the house is their house“. Putting an apostrophe  … Continue reading

Note 331 – Cringing at the use of they’re, there and their…

They’re, there and their are homophones, which means they are words which sound the same but are spelt differently. I don’t have a problem remembering which one to use (and tend to cringe when I see it written incorrectly); however, being a common spelling error, a work colleague asked me to add a post in … Continue reading

Note 330 – Do you write snuck or sneaked?

Snuck is not a word I tend to use, but I came across it yesterday when I was looking up something else. According to an article by Maeve Maddox, Daily Writing Tips.com, “the word snuck, as the simple past of sneak, is regarded with disdain by many speakers and writers”.  Sneaked is the correct past tense … Continue reading

Note 329 – The controversy about the word irregardless

When I saw the word irregardless written in The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, I was drawn to what it said beside it, which was “it should be regardless”. They explain that people have a desire to add in a prefix to make a word negative; however, by adding ‘ir-‘ … Continue reading

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