Writing Tips

Words and Phrases Often Misused
literally
hopefully
disinterested
irregardless
beg the question
continual/continuous
between/among
different from/different than
outside/outside of
none were/none was
like/as
like/as if
like/such as
less/fewer
good/well
that/which
that/who
while/although
i.e./e.g.
affect/effect
who/whom
cliché/clichéd
as well as/and
than me/than I
infer/imply

Grammatical Errors to Avoid
dangling modifiers
subjunctive mood disorder
pronoun-antecedent agreement
between you and I

Problems in Sentence Formation to Avoid
the naked "this"

Common Punctuation Problems
Punctuation within quotation marks
Punctuating subordinate clauses
Using commas in compound sentences
Punctuation and parentheses
Punctuating appositives
Punctuating compound sentences
Punctuating compound possessives
Capitalizing and Punctuating Inside Parentheses

Common Errors Pages
WSUonline's Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
Sourceaid's Commonly Misused Words
The Inigo Montoya Guide to 27 Commonly Misused Words
Squidoo's Commonly Misused Words in the English Language
Jim Loy's Some Commonly Misused Words
Bartleby's Words and Expressions Commonly Misued (from Strunk and White's The Elements of Style)
Peruse at This: Commonly Misused Words and Phrases
E-Education@psu's Commonly Misused Terms and Phrases
Common Errors in English Usage