37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (2)

MILE2HERALD (OMG! NEWS AND INFO)

    37 ESSENTIAL RULES OF WRITING BY LAURA HANCOCK (2)CONTINUATION FROM LAST POST

21. I.e/e.g.

The abbreviation i.e. means “that is,” whereas e.g means “for example. “I am a writing snob, i.e., I read Strunk and White for fun,” versus, “I think you should read a book on writing, e.g., Strunk and White’s ‘The Elements of Style.’”

22. A/an

Quick one here: Use “a” when the word begins with a consonant, and “an” when it begins with a vowel. “A banana, an apple, an orange, a papaya.” If the initial vowel takes on the sound of a consonant, use “a,” as in “a ukulele.” Conversely, it’s “an honor.”

23. Capital/capitol

“Capital” refers to a city; it can also refer to wealth or resources. “Capitol” is a building where lawmakers meet. “Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States of America; it is also where the Capitol Building is located. Building the Capitol Building required a lot of capital…

View original post 660 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s