Holly Bleasdale

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The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

“Very” and Other Useless Words to Erase Forever

Connect with Us<p>“Very” and Other Useless Words to Erase Forever<p><b>“And then the meeting was suddenly interrupted by a very loud noise that startled the</b> …

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How to Edit Like a Pro

by Ruthanne ReidAh, the dreaded “e” word! Are you ready to learn how to edit your book as well as you possibly can? Hold on tight. Editing is one of …

Specially or Especially – is there a difference?

by Liz Walter​ A reader recently asked me to explain the difference between ‘specially’ and ‘especially’. In order to find the answer, I looked at …