Bite-sized Tips No. 8: Spellings – Part 5 – Mostly Points & Hyphens

Spellings – Part 5 – Mostly Points & Hyphens

Lantern2The more I do these bite-sized tips, the more I realise how desperately illogical English can be sometimes. I wonder how many of these spellings will still be valid a few years down the line. In the meantime, for the pedants among us, here’s another list of ten, which includes some more UK and US differences.

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Bite-sized Tips No. 5: Spanish Place Names

Spanish Place Names according to the New Oxford Style Manual

IMG_0922Most of these places in Spain in the list below are obvious and/or there’s no change. However, surprisingly (and randomly), some lose their accents and others don’t. The English versions all appear in the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary and/or the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors.

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Bite-sized Tips No. 3: Spellings – Part 2 – Ten You Should Know

Spellings – Part 2 – Ten You Should Know

180716_1864029438822_356710_nUnfortunately, the spellchecker in Word doesn’t catch all our errors, especially if we hyphenate words or it doesn’t agree with the style guide we’re using (in my case, for my work and this post, the New Oxford Style Manual). Below is a list of ten spellings that I have come across in my work and which sometimes cause difficulties. This is the second of the spelling lists in the bite-sized tips series.

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Bite-sized Tips No. 2: Spellings – Part 1 – One Word or Two?

Spellings – Part 1 – One Word or Two?

546490_4470332634773_1172019285_nUnfortunately, the spellchecker (one word according to Oxford, by the way) in Word doesn’t catch all our errors, especially if we hyphenate words or it doesn’t agree with the style guide we’re using (in my case the New Oxford Style Manual). Below is a list of ten spellings that I have come across in my work and which sometimes cause difficulties. This is the first of the spelling lists in the bite-sized tips series.

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