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↳ Kenzi Malikov (1x07)
I rarely write about grammar, just because it’s not exactly my strong point, but I find myself looking up certain words ALL the time. I figured if I’m looking them up, other writers might also be wasting valuable writing time researching troublesome words. Here’s a short list of words that sometimes frustrate writers.
Farther vs. further:
Farther usually relates to physical distance, while further relates to figurative or metaphorical distance.
How much farther? His life was further complicated by Amy.
Except vs. accept
Think of except as meaning excluding. Accept means to hold something as true or receive something.
I wanted everything except the waffles. I accept this award.
Affect vs. effect
Affect means to change of make a difference to, while effect usually refers to a result.
He had a strange affect on her. Smoking had a bad effect on his health.
Loose vs. lose
Loose means not firmly fixed in place or detached and lose means to be deprived of.
There are some loose bricks on that building. I don’t want to lose my phone, so I put it in my pocket.
Then vs. than
Then usually refers to time, while than is used while you’re making a comparison.
I went to the bank and then I got lunch. I know I’m smarter than him.
Your vs. you’re
All you need to remember is that you’re is actually you are and it will be a lot easier.
What’s your name? I heard you’re going to the mall.
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.”