Marv_Boogie at 2016-04-26 18:10:05:
Great article, Scott. A trick I use in Final draft is to open the find function (COMMAND F), type "their" in the FIND box and "there" in the REPLACE box. I then click through the whole script checking for errors. I do the same for all similar words.
blueneumann at 2016-04-26 23:20:43:
In school, I always remembered "the principal is your PAL." And that the Capitol dome has an "o" in it. But I figured we all learned those.
dwallace at 2016-04-27 01:04:33:
Thank's Scott! You're blog entry today is EXACTLY what I needed to here. Its going to really help me. Your the man!
Yvetta at 2016-04-27 03:17:35:
I had this kind of English teacher when I was 17! She was a communist too. We didn't have computers to run the spellcheck at the time. And she was ruthless. My 2 cents of contribution: Choose - Chose Lose - Loose Whether - Weather Effect - Affect Compliment - Complement
brettonzinger at 2016-04-27 08:42:17:
"However" is not a conjunction, so you can't join two sentences with it and a comma. It is NOT interchangeable with "but." WRONG: April bought a juicer yesterday, however she lost the instructions and doesn't have any idea how to work it. RIGHT: April bought a juicer yesterday. However, she lost the instructions and doesn't have any idea how to work it.
brettonzinger at 2016-04-27 10:05:13:
I actually AM an English teacher, so I like this post. Some others: --to, too, and two --"used to" not "use to": He is used to the heat. -- same thing with "suppose": He was supposed to go to the game. (Not: He was suppose to go to the game.) --in the U.S., periods and commas ALWAYS go inside the quote marks. (This isn't spelling, of course.)
Scott at 2016-04-27 12:46:06:
Thanks for your contributions to this list. Every little thing counts when doing that final edit of a manuscript.