Do you ever put an apostrophe where it shouldn’t be?
Write “there” instead of “their?”
Forget the difference between “affect” and “effect?”
….or any of the other hundreds of nasty little banana skins that make writing in English so maddening?
Don’t we all!
That’s why I’ve put together the right answers to more than 1,500 commonly mis-spelled and other wrongly used English words and phrases in one handy, 73-page eBook:
Banana Skin Words and how not to slip on them.
And although this eBook could save you a lot of money in lost credibility and unclear writing, I only want $4.50 for it. Crazy? Perhaps – so grab this chance to get it now before I come to my senses…
Buy it right now and keep it handy!
Here’s what you get:
Part One: over 600 commonly confused words, phrases and usages of punctuation, in alphabetical order…
Part Two: Banana Skin word endings – correct spellings of nearly 1,000 common words ending in…
A few samples…
Apparant – Apparent … apparant = wrong! Correct = apparent
Calendar – Calender … calendar = chart of days, weeks, months … calender = press for paper, fabric etc.
Economic – Economical … economic = to do with economics … economical = good value, cheap
Flew – Flu – Flue … flew = past tense of to fly … flu = abbreviation of influenza … flue = upward part of chimney etc.
Heal – Heel – He’ll … heal (v.) to become better, recover from injury … heel = part of your foot, also heel (v.) to make a dog walk beside you … he’ll = contraction of he will
If I were – If I was… If I were = hypothetical, e.g. “if I were to assume the following…” If I was = actual, e.g. “If was rude to you yesterday I apologise”
Lay – Lie – Lye … lay = to lay something down … lie = to lie down yourself, but past is “I lay down” (or “I laid down.”) Confusing, huh. Plus lie (n. and v.) can = an untruth, or to tell an untruth. Then there’s lye = caustic soda
Mark – Marque … mark (n. and v.) = symbol or visible scar, etc. … marque = brand, e.g. of car
Occassional – Occasional … occassional = wrong! Correct = occasional
Palate – Palette – Pallet … palate = the roof of your mouth … palette = type of tray on which artists lay out their paints … pallet = a platform on which to stack, transport and/or store goods
Rain – rein – reign … rain = precipitation … rein (n.) = part of horse’s bridle (also used as verb e.g. “to rein in) … reign (n. and v.) = governance or office of royal person, act of doing so … another trio of very common, classic goofs in English
Theirs – There’s … theirs = belonging to them … there’s = a contraction of there is
Who – whom … oh, that one again! Who = subject pronoun, e.g. “who is going to the party tonight?” … whom = object pronoun, i.e. when person is the object of the sentence, e.g. “whom did we invite to the party?”
Yours – Your’s … your’s = wrong! Correct = yours – you don’t need the apostrophe because the word is possessive in the first place.
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What people are saying about it already
“If you’re writing for business or business blogging, then simple mistakes that we all make at times can be the difference between your reputation as a good business person and an amateur. Suze sets out the most common mistakes that people make, and makes it easy to check the spelling and use of words with this easy to read eBook. I’d highly recommend that anyone who writes for their business purchases a copy and makes regular use of it!” Nikki Pilkington, Social Media Marketing Support
“This is brilliant! Some of those I have been using wrongly for years. I never got the whole There, Their (and the other one) thing so this is a really good idea and I would recommend it as a good learning tool. It really works as a revision tool, too so you’ve got a whole market of teenagers to get into prior to exam hell.” …Angie W.
“I love it. Thanks Suze, and it certainly reminded me of the meanings of words and when and how to use certain words.” …Lynn T.
“Something I could recommend … I’m sick to death of correcting things like lose/loose, there/their, except/accept, etc. I know I ought to be tolerant, but it still drives me mad!” …Cathy D.