Bare or Bear With Me?

Commonly seen on the Web is the misspelled phrase “bare with me.” The correct expression is “bear with me.” It […]

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Passed vs Past

Sandi from Inspiration for Writers wrote to ask: “Can you do a segment on Past vs. Passed–if you haven’t already? […]

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Among vs. Amongst

Summary: Among and amongst are interchangeable terms. Among is more common in modern writing. Americans tend to always use among, […]

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Affect vs. Effect

Among the pairs of words writers often confuse, affect and effect might be the most perplexing, perhaps because their meanings […]

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What Does [sic] Mean?

Samm [sic] asks “What does [sic] mean?” Sic in square brackets is an editing term used with quotations or excerpts. […]

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