Home    Proofreading    Proofreading for International Students    Editing    Rewriting    Copywriting    E-book conversion   
Enquiry Form    Testimonials    Blogspot    UK–US English    Contact Us   


We make words work for you

Call: +44(0)1483 836124
Email: enquiries@writeitclearly.com

WriteItClearly.com writing, editing and proofreading services


BlogSpot List

Beware incorrect compound words - thank you!

by: Garry Pierrepont (7 October 2011)

I have been disturbed recently to note one or two examples of compound words occurring in day-to-day use that are simply WRONG.

Examples that spring to mind are:

THANKYOU - this should be thank you


ALOT - this should be a lot

I know that words can be combined, especially after many years of use together, but these examples are simply WRONG.

I don't think this is a deliberate attempt by the writer to send English down the German route of multiple word combinations, and neither do I think they are typos.

Rather, I believe it is simply that people don't read enough. They HEAR things, but don't SEE them often enough.

Keep reading, everyone.

Views: 1539

Other articles on Proofreading and Communication and language

Some related articles

Morrissey's first book slammed   Spotted in Worcester   Proofreading dissertations  

BlogSpot List


Leave your comment

* Mandatory field

(choose one or use your existing username) *:
Email address (enter your email address) *:
Your Comment *:
Enter security code:

Home    Our Services    About Us    Blog    Links    Enquiry Form   

© WriteItClearly.com 2006–2020