common errors in English

Which Word Wednesday: Raise vs. Rear

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Word debates are often impassioned affairs, each side loyal to some set of rules imparted to them by an elementary school English teacher. So it is with the debate over which word we should use to describe parents bringing up their children. Do parents raise children or do they rear…

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Which Word Wednesday: Farther vs. Further

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The submissions are rolling in these days! This week’s Which Word Wednesday considers the use of farther and further. Thanks to Aunt Barb for suggesting this one, which is actually one of my favorites! I thought I had already covered it, but after a search of The Patch, I discovered…

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