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Fewer or less?

Which is it: “Less than 10 items,” or “Fewer than 10 items?” The better choice is “fewer.” Why? Use “fewer” for things you count; “less” for things you measure. For example, “Less weight” but “fewer calories.”

Want to learn more? Consider my two writing seminars: Business Writing in Plain English and Goof-Proof Grammar.

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Posted Friday, January 11, 2008 | Link to entry

Featured in “Humor Power”

In July I was featured in John Kinde’s Humor Power blog. I’m very impressed at his insights into the use of “organic humor,” and the fact that he’s writing about me is a pleasant coincidence. Kinde’s blog is a rich source of information for those who want to learn about using humor. I recommend you read his other articles as well; his analysis of how and why humor works is outstanding.

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Posted Friday, January 11, 2008 | Link to entry

Farther or further?

Which should you say: “The airport is five miles farther away” or “five miles further”? Well, “further” is the correct choice...if the question was “how fur is it.” And, yes, you may hear that question in Texas. But for the rest of us, the correct answer is “farther.” Why? Farther is a distance that can be measured. Further is a continuation of time or degree. Therefore, “We will discuss this further,” or “Without further delay” is desirable. But “The airport is five miles farther” (since you can measure the distance) is the better choice.

Want to learn more? Consider my two writing seminars: Business Writing in Plain English and Goof-Proof Grammar.

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Posted Friday, January 11, 2008 | Link to entry

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