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What’s in a number?

I often get asked about numbers - when to write them and when to use numerals. It’s as if we all have a sort of memory of having been told there is a rule but can’t quite remember what it is. Traditionally numbers up to 10 should be written. If they are over ten, you can use numerals so 11 onwards for example. However, there was then the quandary of what to do if you had both in the same piece of ...
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Why do you send Emails?

I know it sounds like a stupid question because  we all know everyone uses emails all the time in the office. It's hard to believe they have only been around for most businesses for 15 years or so. It all started in 1971 when Ray Tomlinson, a computer engineer developed a system for sending messages between computers that used the @ symbol to identify addresses. He now can't remember the first ...
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2015 – Favourite English Language Traps

During the year I have written a number of blogs featuring English Language traps.  From Split infinitives (no longer a problem) to commmonly confused words our language is often out to fool the unwary.  Here's a few of my favourites. http://quicklearn.org.uk/compliment-or-complement-that-is-the-question/   http://quicklearn.org.uk/are-you-the-subject-or-the-object-of-my-feelings/ ...
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