Monthly Archives: November 2010

Hyphens

Are you a short story writer? Or a short-story writer? Would you rather do business with a pickled herring monger or a pickled-herring monger? In the first example, the ‘short story writer’ is a writer who is short in stature, … Continue reading

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Effect and affect; Enquire and inquire

affect verb ( Influence ) – to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause them to change Both buildings were badly affected by the fire. The divorce affected every aspect of her life. It’s a disease which … Continue reading

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