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Month: January 2019

Guide to Olde English

on January 22, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Writing Fiction
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“Olde English” is all made up, but the individual words themselves did exist in general conversation, and they do come with grammar rules.

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Commonly Misused Words

on January 14, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Grammar
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I encounter incorrectly used words (and made up words) all the time, and today I’ll write about some I’ve noticed popping quite a bit recently, particularly in academic writing.

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Eggcorns and Idiomatic Writing

on January 3, 2019 by ProofreadingPal in Uncategorized
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A species of unconscious wordplay, eggcorns tend to be individual quirks; some, though, have become widespread in print, and a few have even started crowding the “proper” version of the phrase out of use.

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