Grammar isn’t SO important

Grammar isn’t SO important

Don’t panic about grammar – it’s not SO important If you went to a school where they were particularly keen on English grammar, you will almost certainly have been taught a number of rules. These may or may not have included the following: Don’t split...
Cutting your own website copy

Cutting your own website copy

Cutting your own website copy and how to do it Keep your sentences short, but your copy long. OK, so it’s not quite up there with the “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer” line from The Godfather Part II but if that sentence is all that you remember from...
Quickly or faster – which is right?

Quickly or faster – which is right?

Fast or quickly – which is right?​ I wrote this post very fast. How does that sentence look to you? Does it look right? Probably not. What about “I can run very fast”? Does that look right? It looks better, doesn’t it? But still not perfect, I imagine. If you don’t...
Spelling. Why it’s a total nightmare.

Spelling. Why it’s a total nightmare.

Spelling. Why it’s a total nightmare.​ Can you spell Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Obviously you can now. But could you if I hadn’t spelt it for you? Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is one of those words that children use in one of their favourite...
Using commas – a brief guide

Using commas – a brief guide

A guide to using the humble comma.​ I know we should never give up but I admit defeat. I’ve been sitting for some time now trying to think of how to make commas sexy. I’ve been channelling my inner Justin Timberlake but I just can’t do it. When he said he was...