Monthly Archives: February 2013

“affect” and “effect”

The mistaken use of “affect” for “effect” and vice versa is one of the most common errors I come across in my reading. I have never had an issue with knowing which to use when, yet I have also never … Continue reading

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With a Little Help From My Friends

As I was getting ready to embark on my first overseas trip, to London and Paris, I found myself worrying about what I should wear. “I am terrified of looking unsophisticated,” I said to my friend Tanya, a well-heeled traveler … Continue reading

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