Problem rules and words

Some words and style rules confuse even experienced writers and editors. Here a few that frequently need explanation. For words not found here, try When Words Collide or Webster’s Eleventh New Collegiate Dictionary. For style rules not found on this site, try Words Into Type, then The Chicago Manual of Style 14th Edition.

Set words used as words in italics:
The bright print practically screams spring.
Primrose comes from the word prima, which means “the first.”


Problem rules and words
Easily confused words
Suffix -ed

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