The oft-neglected subjunctive – it’s important that we be aware of it

  Unlike many European languages, the subjunctive mood is relatively rare in English. Nonetheless, if you’re wanting your written English to be flawless, it’s definitely worth understanding the appropriate use of the subjunctive.       Consider the following:   If I were you, I wouldn’t lend him money.   If your brother were here,… Continue reading

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Change – the only constant (Part 2)

As we wrote last month, change is constant. Not only vocabulary, but grammar and punctuation also change, albeit quite slowly.   Part 2: Grammar Changes in grammar “rules” evolve fairly slowly over time. How much grammar use has changed since you learned the basics at school will largely depend on how old you are. In… Continue reading

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Change – the only constant

Change. It happens constantly, whether we like it or not. As we reach the middle of February, we are already, in some places, seeing signs of winter finally turning towards spring. The seasons change year after year – nothing can stop this change. At the same time, the way we work has changed for many… Continue reading

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Top 10 Takeaways for Succeeding With Your Small Business

Calling all new business owners!   As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look back on our 10 years in business and consider what the top 10 things are that we’ve learned over the last decade – and what would be our top 10 suggestions for any new business enterprise.   When we started out… Continue reading

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Why We Need Proofreaders – Errors That Really Matter

As someone who writes, edits and, yes, proofreads for a living, I’ve developed the sort of eye where errors just leap out of the page at me. I find it frustrating, and definitely friends and family do, when one of them gives me a piece of writing to “edit.” After all, they generally just want… Continue reading

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