In a recent blog about potatoes, which a lot of people read and liked, I used the adjective form of a word instead of the verb form. It involved just one letter but that’s often enough to make a world of difference.
I won’t tell you what it is. Just re-read the blog and see if you can find it. www.learnenglishspellingrules.com About five hundred viewers read my blog quite regularly yet so far only two people, one in New Zealand and one in Canada, have reprimanded me for my mistake. This is not a criticism of the people who read my blog, it’s just an example of how tricky English spelling can be when words don’t sound the way they are spelled and most letters have a variety of sounds.
The lessons learned? Use that damn spell checker! That’s what it’s there for. Then let your editor check every word you write, even the shopping list.
When I read I use a red reed to mark the book’s I have read. I don’t re-read the red books, only the ready-to-read books without the red reeds.