Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Stavros K.

Member Since

May 17, 2011

Total number of comments

3

Total number of votes received

7

Bio

Learned English as a second language in Greece. Developed a serious OCD about correct usage as a result of being severely fearful of public humiliation. My English, Scottish, Welsh, American, Canadian and Australian English teachers had nothing to do with any of that. :-)

Latest Comments

Loose = Lose?

  • May 19, 2011, 8:07am

By the way, "Mixing up words like "their" and "there" are a little more understandable" should read: "Mixing up words like "their" and "there" IS a little more understandable".

Whom are you?

  • May 18, 2011, 12:37am

So, does "whom does the new tax proposal really benefit?" sound archaic and stilted to folks, or does it sound and look exactly right?

Amount of people

  • May 17, 2011, 4:52pm

The number of times I have seen this abomination (e.g. "the amount of shoes", "the amount of times", "the amount of goals", "the amount of chances" et cetera ad nauseam) is truly remarkable. The simplest way to know which to use is this: If you would inquire "How many?" then use "number". If you would inquire "How much?" then use "amount"?

How many people were at the party last night? Bingo --> Number of people