Common Errors in English Usage

Common Errors in English Usagerepresents one retired Comparative Literature professor’s effort to document the types of written errors that frequently appear in the writing of native speakers of American English. The content of the site is now available as a Kindle e-book, as a Twitter or podcast feed, as a long text list, and by searching on keywords. The site is not grounded in databases of how English is actually used in published writing (e.g. or MICUSP), but rather, in the stylistic preferences of the site author and many other instructors and editors. In other words, the advice on this site is about how one should write in the opinions of experienced academics, rather than how students and researchers do write. Contains hundreds of examples of errors common in writing or speech.You can click on any example for an explanation, for example, the description of the difference between “i.e.” and “e.g.”