Index

 

A

a, an 
abbreviations: and capitals; and pleonasms; and referencing
accessary, accessory
acronyms (see capitals)
active and passive sentences 

adapter, adaptor
advice, advise
adviser, advisor
affect, effect
affirmation of the consequent / denial of the antecedent (fallacy of)
ages, people's
agreement: and attraction; notional a.; and subjunctive mood
a hotel, an hotel
all right, alright
ambiguous pronouns
among, amongst, between
annex, annexe

anticipate, predict
anti-compounds

the apostrophe: and contractionsand pluralisationand possessionand hyphenated 
   compoundsand noun attributesand the of-possessiveand shared possession
appeal to authority (fallacy of)
appeal to consequence (fallacy of)
appeal to nature (fallacy of)
appeal to novelty (fallacy of)
appeal to numbers / appeal to popularity (fallacies of) 
appeal to pity (fallacy of)
appeal to threat (fallacy of)
appeal to tradition (fallacy of)

appendices, appendixes
appositives: and apostrophes; and commas
a priori, a posteriori
argument against the person (fallacy of)
argument of causation from chronology (fallacy of)
the argumentative essay

around, round
attraction: and agreement


B

backwardbackwards (see -ward(s) suffixes)
badbadly
bail outbale out
begging the question (see circular argument)
benefitedbenefitted
blond, blonde
brackets
bureausbureaux
burgleburglarize
burnedburnt
busedbussed
by-lawbye-law, bylaw


C   

cafécafe (see diacritics)
cannon, canon
capitals
caratkarat
cardinal numbers 
caviarcaviare
censercensorcensuresensor
centimetrecentimeter
chairmanchairwomanchairperson
circular argument
clichés
clippings
cognitive verbs
coiffeurcoiffure
collective nouns
colon
comiccomical
commasand conjunctive adverbsand definitions; and direct addressand direct speech
   the elliptical c.and essential and inessential clausesand fused sentences; the Harvard c.
   (see the serial c.);
and introductory adverbs, phrases and clausesisolating c.; joining c.
   listing c.and mid-sentence adverbs; the Oxford c. (see the serial c.)
commenting clauses (see essential and inessential clauses)
committee iscommittee are (see notional agreement)
common-gender pronouns (see the generic he)
compare tocompare with
complex cause (fallacy of)
complex question (fallacy of)
composite subjects: and subject-verb agreement
compound adjectives: and the hyphen
compound nounsand the hyphen
compriseconsist inconsist of
compromise (fallacy of) (see moderation (fallacy of))
contemporary
contractions: and the apostrophe
contradiction
conversationalistconversationist
conveyerconveyor
convincepersuade


D

dangling modifiers (see modifiers)
the dash
data isdata are
dates
decimals
defining clauses (see essential and inessential clauses)
definitions: and commas; and quotation marks
dependantdependent
desertdessert
dexterousdextrous
diacritics
diagnose
different fromdifferent thandifferent to
direct and indirect speech (see speech)
disorientateddisoriented
distildistill
double-gender pronouns: and the generic he
the double possessive
doubt ifdoubt thatdoubt whether
drafting
dreamed, dreamt (see burned, burnt)
drier, dryer
due to, owing to


E

each otherone another
economiceconomical
-ed- and -t-ending verbs
effectiveefficient
egoismegotism
elderlygeriatric
ellipsis
email, e-mail
emphasis: and italics
enamoured of, enamoured with
encyclopaediaencyclopedia
English- and Latin-ending plurals
enquireinquire
eponyms (see capitals)
equivocation (fallacy of)
essaysthe argumentative e.; and the nature of argumentthe descriptive e.and drafting
   the expository e.and personand structureand thesis statements; and funnelling
   the narrative e.
essential and inessential clauses
evacuate
the exclamation mark
expletive sentences
exposition: and styles of writing
the expository essay
extravertextrovertintrovert


F

facilitate
factfactor
fallacies
fallacy of compromise (see fallacy of moderation)
fallacy of equivocation
fallacy of extreme vividness
fallacy of the golden mean (see fallacy of moderation)
fallacy of moderation
false dichotomy 
(fallacy of)
false dilemma (see false dichotomy (fallacy of))
false start (see straw man (fallacy of))
fetidfoetid
fewerless
fiancéfiancée
fictionalfictitious
flauntflout
flounderfounder
flyerflier
footnotes (see Oxford referencing)
forbearforebear
foregoneforgone
foreign words and expressions: and italics
formulaeformulas
forthcomingupcoming
forward, forwards (see -ward(s) suffixes)
fox hunting, fox-hunting, foxhunting (see compound nouns)

fractions
franchiserfranchisor
fulfilfulfill
full stops: and fused sentencesand sentence fragments
funnelling: and essays


G

gambler's fallacy
gasesgasses
gender realignment, gender reassignment
gendersex
generic he
glosses: and quotation marks
golden mean (fallacy of) (see fallacy of moderation)
gypsygipsy 


H

hairdrier, hairdryer
a half per cent, half a per cent
hanged, hung
harass, harassment
hardly ever, rarely, rarely ever
the Harvard comma (see the serial comma)
hasty generalisation / sweeping generalisation (fallacies of)
hoi polloi
homogeneous, homogenous
humane, humanitarian
the hyphen


I

if I wasif I were
ifwhether
ignoratio elenchi (see straw man (fallacy of))
I, me
impact
imperatives: and the exclamation mark
indexesindices
inflammableflammable
instalinstall
instilinstill
interjections: and the exclamation mark
in terms of
in the circumstances, under the circumstances
invite
irony: and italics
irrelevant conclusion (see straw man (fallacy of))
-ise- and -ize-ending verbs
italicsand definitionsand emphasisand foreign wordsand ironyand legal cases; and
   lengthy quotationsand musical compositionsand names of shipsand titles of books,
   newspapers, long poems, films and playsand works of art
itsit's
I wish I wereI wish I was (see the subjunctive mood)


J

jewelleryjewelry
jihadjehad
job titles (see capitals)
joint effect (fallacy of)


K

kilometrekilometer
knapnap

kneeled, knelt (see burned, burnt)
knowledgable, knowledgeable


L

largesslargesse
launderettelaundrette
laylie
leadled
leaned
, leant 
(see burnedburnt)
leapedleapt (see burned, burnt)
learnedlearnt 
(see burnedburnt)
legal cases: and italics
legitimatelegitimatiselegitimise
lendlentloan
licencelicense
likeablelikable
like, such as
liquefyliquify
lists
loaded question (see complex question 
(fallacy of))
loathloth
loose and periodic paragraphs
loose and periodic sentences


M

majority wasmajority were
manmastermistress
media ismedia are (see data is, data are)
mediamediums
memorandamemorandums (see English- and Latin-ending plurals)
me, myself
methodmethodology
moderation (fallacy of)
modifiers
mortuarymorgue
movablemoveable
musical compositions: and italics
myselfyourself (see reflexive pronouns)


N

naïvenaive
names of ships: and italics
narrative (see styles of writing)
the narrative essay
natural-law (fallacy of)
neither isneither are
non-defining clauses (see essential and inessential clauses)
none isnone are
non-restrictive clauses (see essential and inessential clauses)
notional agreement
no-true-Scotsman fallacy (see fallacy of equivocation)
noun-adjectives / noun attributes
numberscardinal n.; and dates and paginationdecimalsfractions; ordinal n.; 
   and people's agespercentages

number wasnumber were


O

obscenities
the of-possessive
OKO.K.okay
one in five is, one in five are
ongoing
onlyoften
on toonto
onupon
oralverbal
ordinal numbers
the Oxford comma (see the serial comma)
Oxford referencing


P

pagination
pair of waspair of were
paragraphsand lengthloose and periodic p.mixed p.and topic sentences and
   supporting sentences
parallel from
passedpast
pedlarpeddler
percentages
per centpercentpercentage
person: and the argumentative essayand the expository essayand the narrative essay
   and speech
philosophypolicyideology
phrasal verbs
planeplain
plateausplateaux
pleonasms
possession: and the apostrophe
post hoc, ergo propter hoc (see argument of causation from chronology (fallacy of))
practice, practise
prepositions
Prime Minister, prime minister
procedure, process

pronounsambiguous p.reflexive p.relative p.subject and object p.the unreferenced
   it; who, whom

prop (see the unreferenced it)
proved, proven
provided that, providing that

putting the cart before the horse (see wrong direction (fallacy of))


Q

quad bikes
the question mark
queueingqueuing
quotation marksand direct speech and reproduced text; inappropriate use ofand irony,
   scorn and jargonand literal definitions; with other punctuation marks; and titles of short
   works


R

ratablerateable
rere-
reason is becausereason is that
reason why, reason that
red herring (see straw man (fallacy of))
referencing: and abbreviationsHarvard r.Oxford r.Vancouver r.
referendumsreferenda
reflexive pronouns
refutedeny
relative pronouns
repetitiverepetitious
restrictive clauses (see essential and inessential clauses)
rhetorical questions (see the question mark)
rise, raise


S

sanguinesanguinary
satseated
scenario, situation
ScotchScotsScottish
the semicolon
sensualsensuous
sentencesactive and passive s.; and cognitive verbsexpletive s.; fused s.;
   and lengthand linking ideasloose and periodic s.and parallel form;
   s. fragments.; simple, compound and complex s.and weighting
sex equality (see the generic he)
shared possession: and the apostrophe
sizablesizeable
skilfulskillful
smelledsmelt 
(see burnedburnt)
spedspeeded
speech: direct and indirect s.
spelledspelt 
(see burnedburnt)
spilledspilt (see burnedburnt)
the split infinitive
spoiledspoilt 
(see burnedburnt)
squinting modifiers (see modifiers)
stammerstutter
storystorey
straw man (fallacy of)
styles of writing
subject-verb agreement

subjunctive mood
sweeping generalisation (see hasty generalisation)
syllabusessyllabi
synthesisesynthesize


T

targetedtargetted
tautologies: and fallaciesand pleonasms
teleological fallacy
that that
thatwhich, who, whose
theftrobbery
their: and the generic heand notional agreement
thesis statements
tilluntil
tirotyro
titles of books, newspapers, etc.: and italics
tolerancetoleration
total wastotal were
towardtowards (see -ward(s) suffixes)
tranquillisetranquilize
transpire
try andtry to
tsarczar
T.V.TVt.v.tv


U

ultimatumsultimata
the unreferenced it
use toused to


V

Vancouver referencing
verandaverandah
verbosity
videovideoedvideosvideoes


W

wagonwaggon
whereabouts iswhereabouts are
whetherwhether or not
whilewhilst
whiskeywhisky
whowhom
whowhose
wilfulwillful
willshall
works of art: and italics
worth whileworthwhile
wrong direction (fallacy of)


X

-xion endings