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The apostrophe is a little squiggle which is often used incorrectly, with wild abandon, in the most inappropriate ways. I'd like to save it, to be an evangelist, and show people how to use it. Join with me on my apostrophe journey which has spanned many years, and hopefully will span many more to come! Teena Hughes


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Monday, July 10, 2006

Proofreading : you can never have too much

Today I read a fascinating article online, and I was totally drawn in by it - well written, concise, very informative.

And then I got to the very last sentence.
Spell check: With both an automatic checker and a manual re-read. Beacause no won wants to look like an idiot. ;-)
Can you see any problems with this text? I can see TWO ...
Spell check: With both an automatic checker and a manual re-read. Beacause no won wants to look like an idiot. ;-)
The word 'because' is spelt incorrectly - it should be 'because'.

And two - the word 'won' should be 'one', and it should even be hyphenated as 'no-one'.

The point this person was making was excellent - double proofread your work, but then they forgot to do it on that last sentence. Dang.

Have you spotted any errors recently, in your work or others'?


Saturday, July 01, 2006

Spelling : Don't forget to proof your website!

I was just browsing a few websites and came across this News item:
>> May 23, 2006

Template Monster celebrates its forth anniversary by giving out presents
Can you see the problem in this text?

That's right - the word 'forth' should actually be 'fourth' :)

TIP :: Always proofread or ask someone to proofread for you, before you publish info to your website.

Ciao for now!
Teena