Entries from April 2008

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Subbing tip #4: lose vs loose

“Lose” is a verb that describes how one may mislay something – like punctuation.  “Loose” is an adjective that describes something that is not tight – like much writing. (Though sometimes, but not often, it’s a verb that means “to set free”.)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Subbing tip #3: free rein vs free reign

“Free rein” is when you give something considerable freedom of movement, like loosening the reins on your horse. “Free reign” might be something to do with the monarch if it even existed as an expression.  It doesn’t – ditch that “g” people…