I saw this link on Twitter and I thought it was good enough to share again. Biographile.com is hosting something called “Good Prose Month,” and that includes a fantastic post on some very common writing errors. These sorts of lists are wonderful to check on now and then; while I thought I would catch most of the usage mistakes that are highlighted in the post I linked, there were a couple that gave me pause. Would I catch them all, or would my eye slide right over some? I don’t know–and that’s why, when this post publishes automatically, I’ll have to visit the link and see!
I’ve thought about starting a list of my own. My tip of the day:
Lightning: a flash in the storm
Lightening: something that makes things lighter