Inquire vs. Enquire

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Inquire vs. Enquire

inquire vs. enquireHaving recently come across this particular distinction, we thought it would be noteworthy to clear it up.

Inquire, meaning to ask for further information, is generally interchangeable with enquire — which is more frequently used in British English.

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The Most Common US/CAN Spelling Distinctions

CAN-US SpellingIn the English language, we often come across words that are slightly varied in spelling. Coming across these variations, we think one way is correct over another. In most cases, however, it’s just a matter of US English or UK (or Canadian) English.

Is it shoveling or shovelling? Seeing words spelled in ways we’re not used to can make us question whether we’ve been spelling them wrong this entire time. The thing is, neither way is wrong. It’s just a matter of either preference or location. In fact, we probably use a combination of both US and Canadian spelling in our everyday writing.

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Distinguish Between Irregular Plurals

irregular pluralsThe following sets of irregular plurals are so commonly confused that you may not even know there were singular and plural versions of them. Especially when heard in spoken word, the wrong usage sounds perfectly correct. The following examples will demonstrate the beautifully obscure nature of the English language in all its inconsistent glory. After reading through these distinctions, you’ll know when to use the right plural or singular versions of these particular words.

Phenomenon/phenomena

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Tips to Avoid Repetition in Your Writing

repetitionIt happens to the best of us. Words that we use regularly like to hang out in our subconscious. And some linger for longer than others, eventually making their way into our writing through our natural flow of words.

The thing is, if we use certain words or phrases over and over, they start to lose individual impact. And that, sprinkled too much over the whole, weakens the entire body of writing.

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