Tag Archives: Paul Brians

New interface for oldest (?) language advice website

Common Errors in English is a website that has been up and running since March 1997, as its maker, Paul Brians, told me. Does that make it the oldest language advice website that has been about? Quite possibly It has … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Paul Brians!

This year, it has been twenty years since Paul Brians first published his website Common Errors in English Usage online. The late 1990s were early days for internet usage advice, so congratulations, Paul! It seemed a good idea to publish … Continue reading

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We’re/were: huh?

Recently, one of my English Facebook friends wrote that she and her family had just survived a very cold May Bank Holiday weekend camping with snow on the hills. “We’re you in a caravan?” one of her friends asked. We’re … Continue reading

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Ingrid Tieken interviewed by Paul Brians

Last week, Paul Brians interviewed Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade about her work in the Bridging the Unbridgeable project and about the book she is writing on usage guides as a text type. A podcast of the interview was published on … Continue reading

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