Every Wednesday, Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0 features handy tips to enhance all of our writing, from daily emails to articles to books. After all, everyone needs to write, right?
Boo! With Halloween right around the corner, today's Editing for Grammarphobes 2.0 takes a decidedly dastardly turn to discuss spooky words and how to spell them. Happy Halloween, my friends.
An apparition is an unusual or unexpected sight. It also can mean a ghostly figure.
Notice there is no hyphen for the word that means arousing fright.
For years, I thought cemetery was spelled cemetary. Oh, the horror!
With an "en" in the middle. I say "fright-ten-ing" when I'm typing it, so I don't forget.
A mausoleum is a large, above-ground tomb. It also can be used to describe a large gloomy room or building.