Mignon Fogarty, Harvard Business Review, July 22, 2015

You’re looking at an e-mail you just wrote, and you’re not sure whether you have the right word: Do you want affect or effect? Further or farther? Gray or grey? Getting it wrong can make you look bad — people do judge you by the way you write — but you also don’t have all day to look up words. It helps to have an easy reference for the basics, bookmark some resources, and learn how to choose your battles. To save you keystrokes, this article shares the run-down on some of the most common problem words […read more]