5 Responses to “Editing tip of the day #4”

  1. MaryM September 8, 2007 at 12:11 PM #

    Lol. I love your editing tips! English not being my first language, there are tons of little things like that I’m never sure I’m writing correctly or not. Weirdly enough though, I’ve never had a problem between “loser” and “looser” – probably because “loser” :loser: was one of the first English words I learned :-p. But I’m ALWAYS mixing up “lose” and “loose” and have to check my dictionary every time. 😳

  2. Karen Scott September 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM #

    Maybe she thought Teresa was loose? *g*

  3. Laura September 8, 2007 at 11:38 PM #

    That’s so strange. We were just discussing the difference at work on Friday.

    Someone wrote in a lab report “The adhesion looses adherence.”

    It sparked a huge debate on whether or not it should be fixed to “the adhesion loses adherence” or “the adhesion loosens its adherence” or “the adhesion looses its adherence.”

    What can I say, it was a slow day and we’re a bunch of engineers.

  4. Jackie L. September 9, 2007 at 10:56 PM #

    This is probably my number one pet peeve. Grammatically speaking, that is. None of my employees can spell, so I see at least three or four times a week–“Wants to try to loose weight”–written in the patient’s chart. I always think–good luck with that one. Makes me envision little pounds of flab running around. I think my next spelling lesson will be: The next medical assistant who writes loose in the chart by mistake will the LOSER of the week. The only MA who even tries to get it right is from Bosnia and English is her third personal language. Gneeth tashing, as my staff would say.

  5. Lesley September 29, 2007 at 5:27 PM #

    As a mnemonic for people when I’m critting. I put in – the sheep are loose. Double e and double o.

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