A couple of obvious roadblocks to clarity are long, complicated sentences and fifty-cent words when a twenty-five cent, or even a ten-cent, word will do. Let’s talk specifically about three problems that can get in the way of clarity.
One thing that copyeditors look for when editing a manuscript is consistency. Why?
Which is correct? “I feel good” or “I feel well”? Read on to see . . .
Who wants to be a lexicographer? I do! What does a lexicographer do, anyway?
Which, that and who. These are pronouns that are often confused.