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Grammar 101: Phase or Faze Me

January 27th, 2015

Once again, we encounter a couple of words that sound exactly the same when they are said but have entirely different spellings and meanings when they are written out. As with so many of these word pairs, the confusion between phase and faze is further exacerbated by the fact that the latter is uttered far […]

Grammar 101: At a Loss for Words

January 19th, 2015

There are multiple levels to the English language. You start with the literal meaning, discern the implied meaning and unearth the symbolic meaning. With so many English idioms and sayings, non-native speakers can sometimes struggle with understanding what someone is actually trying to say. One such example is the phrase “at a loss for words.”

5 Signs You Should Quit Your Job (and Start Freelancing)

January 16th, 2015

It’s a new year and, for many people, that could represent the opportunity for a new start. And given that we spend about a third (or more) of our adult lives working, we should all have careers that fulfill us and make us happy. As Johnny Carson once said, you should “never continue in a […]

Grammar 101: Inquiry and Enquiry

January 5th, 2015

Is there a difference between inquiry and enquiry or can the two words be used interchangeably? Well, as with so many other spelling and grammar issues, the answer can be a little complex. A big part of this has to do with the difference between American and Canadian (British) spelling, as what may be true […]

The Most Popular BTR Posts of 2014

December 29th, 2014

As we inch our way toward the end of 2014, I thought I”d take a moment to look back at some of the most-read blog posts here on Beyond the Rhetoric. Right from its original launch way back in 2006, this blog has featured quite the eclectic mix of material. I’ve written about the challenges […]

Flash Sale: Beyond the Margins on Kindle for Just 99 Cents

December 26th, 2014

Did you miss the Black Friday sale where I offered a 25% off discount code for the paperback version of my book, Beyond the Margins? Would you prefer to read about how to get started with your own freelance career in a digital format instead? You’re in luck! The Kindle version of Beyond the Margins […]

Grammar 101: Bouillon and Bullion

December 18th, 2014

If you are working on a bowl of noodle soup and you need some chicken stock, do you ask for a bouillon cube? Or is it a bullion cube? What about when you’re talking about buying some gold bullion… or maybe it’s gold bouillon. When spoken, it can be difficult to discern the difference between […]

Grammar 101: Lead and Led

December 9th, 2014

The English language can be confusing enough when you have two words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have entirely different meanings. Things get even more confusing when you have words that are spelled the same, but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, as well as being interconnected with other words […]