Writing Tip ~ Pour/Pore/Poor and Plain/Plane

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More simple words that are often confused when writing our family histories – pour/pore/poor and plain/plane. Writing confusing words Pour/pore/poor To pour something, is to empty liquid from one container to another – as in, “Grandpa’s farm girl once tried to pour milk from the bucket into Grandpa’s mug, but she was short-sighted and missed […]

Writing Tip ~ Altogether/All Together and Apart/A Part

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Some simple words to explain this week – simple, yet often confused when writing our family histories – altogether/all together, and apart/a part. Writing confusing words Altogether/all together Altogether means entirely – as in, “Aunt Jemima’s hat was altogether too large for her little, baby face.” A group that is all together is gathered in […]

Writing Tip ~ Supposed to/Suppose & Incite/Insight

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This week, I’ll explain four more confusing words we might see when writing our family histories — supposed to/suppose, and incite/insight. Writing confusing words Supposed to/suppose Supposed to is correct, suppose to is incorrect. Supposed to means”to be obligated to” or “presumed to” – as in, “Great-Aunt Freda was supposed to marry Jim Shivers in […]

Writing Tip – Em-Dash

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I’m happy to once again welcome author Tristi Pinkston who is contributing to our writing tips today. She shares information about the em-dash – something we all need to know – whether writing about family history or writing a novel. NB: There’s a little “Like” button top left of Tristi’s picture. Please click if you agree with […]