Language: Common mistakes

16 05 2011

1. Numbers
Spell them when they’re less than 10 (unless they are percentages).
The number ‘ten’ can either be spelt or written in numerals.
Spell a number if it’s the first word in your sentence.

2. Whereby
It means ‘by which’. In most cases, you probably just mean ‘where’.

3. Contractions
Don’t use them because they aren’t allowed. Or perhaps I should set a good example and say: Do not use them because they are not allowed.


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