Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Grammar tips

Should there be spaces either side of the slash (/)? The short answer is ‘no’.

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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”?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lorraine is a trainer for the PRCA
Lorraine is a trainer for the PRCA
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Lorraine is a trainer for Big Fish Training