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The difference between i.e. and e.g.

After raging ad-hoc, non-traditional apostrophe abuse, one of the most common mistakes an editor sees is people using i.e. and e.g. interchangeably. First things first: they are not interchangeable. Well, they may be interchangeable in some kind of surrealist anti-grammar situation, where the desired effect is to get your reader to tear out their tongue [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:31+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Did you know, Grammar, Misused words|0 Comments

Commonly misused words: Enormity

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means... Yes, indeed, language changes over time. Words that once meant one thing come to mean another, and in some cases, will completely reverse their meanings, or hold contradictory meanings.

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:56+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Misused words|0 Comments