Below is a summary of Spoonfuls #26-#34, plus a fun spoonful to honor a day close to my heart. By clicking on a blue title, you can easily access the particular posts that interest you. For the best way to peruse Spoonfuls #1-#24, look to my first summary in Spoonful #25.
Spoonful#26: END PAST/PASSED CONFUSION
As the title suggests, the goal of Spoonful #26 is to stop PAST and PASSED confusion in its tracks.
Spoonful #27: LESS VS. FEWER
If you think LESS and FEWER mean the same thing, you're more or LESS correct. But they aren't inter-changeable! Why? It's a question of countability.
Spoonful #28: LIE/LAY/LAID
This is "wings down" the most mind boggling word trio around. Period. If you're confused, rest assured, you're in good company. I'll do my best to LAY the rules on you straight!
Spoonful #29: ALL READY VS. ALREADY
What the 'L is going on here? ALL READY and ALREADY are duking it out!
National Punctuation Day! A Special Spoonful
Greetings, dear readers! I just learned that Sept. 24th was the 16th annual National Punctuation Day!
Spoonful #30: INSURE/ENSURE/ASSURE
Some style guides declare that INSURE, ENSURE, and ASSURE can be used interchangeably. But some do not! What's a writer to do when even the experts don't agree?
Spoonful #31: ME, MYSELF, and I
This spoonful is all about ME, MYSELF, and I. But please don't think I'm going to share my entire life story!
Spoonful #32: WHOOO'S MIXED UP ABOUT WHO, WHOM, WHOSE, & WHO'S?
Whooo's ready to discuss WHO, WHOM, WHO'S, and WHOSE? I pledge to provide some quick and easy ways to tell them apart.
Spoonful #33: DOODLY-DO: DO/DOES/DID
DO you realize that DO, DOES, and DID are fighting words? Read on and all will be explained.
Spoonful #34: PEEK, PEAK, and PIQUE
EEK! PEEK and PEAK can be scarily difficult to keep straight, while PIQUE is so unique, it can be frightening all on its own. So let's address this fearsome trio one at a time!
I hope you find this summary helpful. I'll be back next Sunday with a brand new spoonful. Until then, I wish you all a glorious week.
Laura Fineberg Cooper
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