Today, we’ve got something for you that’s especially tricky (or enlightening, depending on whether you’re a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” kind of person). In most of our previous posts on commonly misused words, we talk about the
How to write concise sentences and paragraphs
Do you have a habit of rambling, not just when you speak but also when you write? Maybe you know you need to learn how to write concise sentences and paragraphs but just don’t know how. Or maybe you’re a
16 Tips on How to Reduce Word Counts and Write Concisely
Have you ever finished drafting a one-pager, report, or social media profile only to find out that you’re hundreds of words or characters over your limit? Or maybe you’re not working with a word limit, but you get the sense
“To hone” vs. “to home”: What’s the difference?
Have you ever read or used the phrase “to hone in on”? We’re guessing that many of you have. After all, it’s a common phrase that people use to say that they’re converging on something. What if we told you,
How to write cohesively and improve the flow of your writing
Have you ever written website copy, a blog post, or a report and felt like your sentences just didn’t hang well together? Maybe you had all of the right words and ideas on the page but your sentences seemed more
“Awhile” vs. “a while”: What’s the difference?
What is the difference between “awhile” and “a while”?
How to make numbers plural
If you’ve ever written about the history of a brand, product, or technology, you’ve probably had to figure out how to make a number plural. Although it may seem pretty simple to figure out how to make words plural, numbers
“Disinterested” vs. “uninterested”: What’s the difference?
English has a knack for making life difficult. Not only are English words full of silent letters (think “knock” and “align”), but they also have a sneaky habit of looking a lot like other words. To make things even more
Where to place “only” in a sentence
Think back to the last time you wrote a piece of content, a blog post, or a report. How much time did you spend on thinking about what you wanted to say and the words you were going to use
3 wordy descriptive phrases to ban from your writing
Have you ever read one your draft blog posts 10 times and realized only on that tenth round of review that there was a glaring typo in the post? If you have, you may remember wondering how on Earth you