1/18/12

I Use Them All Interchangeably

I should finish the whole reading-out-loud process today. Then I get to do what I call line-editing but what probably isn't line-editing to any one else.

I'm going to figure out some words. What are the differences between toward and towards, backward and backwards, anymore and any more, beside and besides, and farther and further? I don't know. I use all these words interchangeably. All the time. And that can't be right, can it?

I figure there's no time like the present querying stage to pin them down. It will take me back to my middle-school grammar days, but that's okay. We're going to get this.

So if anyone knows the difference between in, into, and in to, feel free to shoot me an email, because that is one that scares me. :)

2 comments:

tracikenworth said...

Always good to go back to the basics. I think (well, from what my crit partners have told me) toward and backward are the right choices, anymore and any more depend on where you want the emphasis. And well, the other examples are probably the best to look up.

tracikenworth said...

Always good to go back to the basics. I think (well, from what my crit partners have told me) toward and backward are the right choices, anymore and any more depend on where you want the emphasis. And well, the other examples are probably the best to look up.