Today’s Guardian front page:
The British spelling for that place also called prison
There’s no connection between “lose” and “loose”; not even a loose one.
To lose - verb - to lose something. I, you, we… lose; never: I, you, we… loose. I, you, we… lost; never: I, you, we… loosed.
Points of the compass - caps: North, South, East, West (they live in the North);
Directions - no caps: north, south, east, west (I drove south).
“Farther” refers to physical distance. Bertie drove farther than Reginald.
“Further” refers to an extension of time or degree. Bernard will ponder the vibe further.
Don’t begin a sentence with a number in numerals (11, 12…). Either write the number out in words (Eleven, Twelve…) or recast the sentence (“100 birds flew away earlier” (wrong) > “Earlier, 100 birds flew away”)
None [Can of Worms]
Normally, the rule is - use singular: None of the members was ready (when none = not any single one).
But plural can also be used: None of the members agree (when none = no two, three, four… or no amount).
I think this is arguable, but it’s what AP writes.
The command, “Lay down!” - wrong
It’s “Lie down!”
UK: any more
US: fill out (a form)
UK: fill in (a form)
Further / Farther
Further - refers to an extension of time or degree; e.g., “We need to study this further.”
Farther - refers to length or distance; e.g., “I went farther north.”
Envelop - verb
Envelope - noun
Dwarfs / Dwarves
“Dwarfs” is correct.
“Dwarves” used by Tolkien, and widely adopted ever after
Pesky North, South, East, West
Points of compass: small first letters - north, south, east, west.
Regions: Capitalized first letters - I’ll be in the North; I’m heading South; I’m a Northerner.
Descriptions of places: small first letters - eastern Siberia; western France.
Descriptions of widely-known places: capitalized first letters - Southern California; Lower East Side.