I am very much in favor of supporting the use of correct English in writing. I’m sure I commit many egregious errors in my writing, but I attribute this to the complexity of the language and not my attention to correct usage. I have written before about a wonderful tool called The Vocabula Review that is available online for a small fee. Now there is a daily feed from TVR which expands on the idea of the Word-of-the-Day with a short lesson in usage and grammar. Every day I take three minutes to read something I didn’t realize about the language or skim over examples of incorrect usage that should be obvious or scratch my head over rules and suggestions that I might question.
It’s called The Daily Vocabula: Tidbits From the Vocabula Review … get it!
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A recent post shows that severalreaders are still interested in the accuracy of language: English grammar, spelling, usage, etc. The same concerns exist in most other languages but my recommendation of the Vocabula Review only addresses questions about English.
The Vocabula Review
A reasonably priced subscription to The Vocabula Review brings you an online monthly newsletter with a varying selection of excellent and fun articles on the proper use of the English language. There are also many great books written by the authors of the Review thatn can add even further to improving writing and avoiding those awful, embarrassing mistakes which a good editor will circle and have a good laugh over at cocktails after work. I have been reading Vocabula Review for several years now and since I have a lifetime subscription, I hope to receive it for many years to come.
One real advantage to a subscription to Vocabula Review is that you get access to all the back issues and since the Review started in 1999, that’s a lot of good advice waiting to help you improve your use of the language…over 160 issues!
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