Should there be spaces either side of the slash (/)? The short answer is ‘no’.Read More
What’s the difference between bring and take? Why does “what are we bringing to the party” mean something very different to “what are we taking to the party”?Read More
When should you use an exclamation mark?
Emails, texting and social media have turned what was a relatively rare punctuation mark into a something of an invasion.Read More
Brackets and full stops seem to be a constant issue when I’m proofreading.
Put the full stop INSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets make a full sentence. Put the full stop OUTSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets are part of a sentence.Read More
I’ve been doing lots of editing today and I’m amazed at how many ‘thats’ I deleted without affecting the meaning.
Here are some examples where getting rid of ‘that’ improves the flow.Read More