Monday, July 4, 2011

Truly Awful: "E" is for Error

To "e" or not to "e"?  No question here.

Two words I often see misspelled are "truly" and "awful."  There is no "e" in either of these words.

True, the root word of "truly" is true, but the "e" is dropped when the -ly is added.

Incorrect: This blog post is truely aweful.
Correct: This blog post is truly awful.

Oh, well, my posts can't all be Shakespearean or poetic!  My goal is to help folks become better writers by avoiding common spelling/grammatical errors, not to have an award-winning blog.  Sometimes the simplest way is the best way.

No comments:

Post a Comment