Be Very Careful How You Post Online

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

These days, with social media becoming a part of our everyday lives it is increasingly important how you present yourself in writing in the online world. Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and other such social media platforms have become an important part of the way many of us communicate on a ...

Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (2)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

A few months ago I posted the first in a series of articles I have written about words that are often used incorrectly. That was an extension and expansion of a similar series I had done about three years before that. This current post is the second in my latest ...

Common Irregular Verbs (5)

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

This is the final post in my series about the proper use of common irregular verbs in English. The previous post I did on this subject was back in March of this year. To find the others, just enter the term “irregular verbs” into the Search Box which is located ...

The Most Misused Words…

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Over the years I have written a number of blog posts lamenting the poor English usage that I see and hear all around me every day. Yes, the language is alive and constantly growing and evolving, so I do try to let a lot of things go. I do understand ...

Common Irregular Verbs (4)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

In March, August and November of last year I published the first three installments of my mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the fourth and second last installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most ...

Writing Help Top 10 – 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

During 2014 more than 3 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with their writing projects. So, in my usual year-end post to The Write Place Blog I am giving you the Top Ten most popular writing ...

Common Irregular Verbs (2)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A few months ago I started this little mini-series on the use and abuse of irregular verbs in English. Here’s the second installment: The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base ...

Common Irregular Verbs (1)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The English language is famous (or infamous!) for its many irregular verbs. For irregular verbs, most dictionaries list all of the irregular forms along with the base form of the verb. If you aren’t sure whether a verb is regular or irregular, and the dictionary only lists the base ...

No Wonder English Is Difficult…

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I have often heard it said that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn. I’m not sure how true this is since English is my original mother tongue and came naturally to me as I grew up. In fact, my personal language-learning difficulties have come while trying ...