Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Editing for Grammarphobes: Drop the 'S,' Keep the 'D'
It seems to me many people write how they speak. However, they fail to realize that even if one is writing dialogue, the audience is still reading the work, not hearing it. Here are a few examples of words and phrases that are mispronounced or misused more often than not.
The “d” is supposed to be there. The word is not “suppose.”
Same holds for this phrase. It is not “use to.”
One moves toward something. There is no such word as “towards.”
It is not “anyways.” I hear this all of the time. There is no “s” in anyway.
Please join us as we wrap up the Flash Fiction Fridays Free-for-All with a wonderful piece by Cleveland W. Gibson.