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Can you compare Malcolm Turnbull to apples?
22 March 2018

Can you compare Malcolm Turnbull to apples?

Did you know there's a difference between 'compare with' and 'compare to'? When comparing people or things, you can add a wealth of meaning depending on whether you write 'to', 'with' or 'and'.

Do we really need apostrophes?
14 February 2018

Do we really need apostrophes?

Although the apostrophe may seem like an insignificant little mark on the page, misuse of the apostrophe can lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Find out why.

What’s the difference between ‘less’ and ‘fewer’?
30 January 2018

What’s the difference between ‘less’ and ‘fewer’?

If you've always thought that 'less' and 'fewer' mean the same thing, you might be surprised to learn there's a correct time and place for these two little words.

Getting your business writing active
19 December 2017

Getting your business writing active

Taking control of your writing and understanding the difference between active or passive voice will have a big impact on the style and tone, as well as clarity, of your communication.

Three misspellings that could cost you money
27 November 2017

Three misspellings that could cost you money

In business, spelling errors could not only cause embarrassment to your organisation or make you appear less competent, they could cost money.

Informative headings: how to get better results from business reports
4 September 2017

Informative headings: how to get better results from business reports

There are a few very quick and simple things you can do to make your written communications more readable. One is to break up the text with headings.

Punctuation: a critically endangered species
24 July 2017

Punctuation: a critically endangered species

Punctuation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of written English. Out of fear of getting it wrong, some people employ avoidance tactics and barely use punctuation at all. Others use punctuation willy-nilly in the hope of at least getting some of it right.

Demystifying the hyphen and the dash
9 October 2013

Demystifying the hyphen and the dash

t’s hard to believe that a tiny stroke on the page can cause so much confusion and misunderstanding. Yet the hyphen (-) and the dash (a longer stroke) do just that.