Are you using the right sort of breeches?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_44There are many words that get confused with each other, like there, their & they’re.

Mostly they come in pairs, and mostly at least one of the pair is a common word.

Things get a little more confusing when the words are less frequently used, like breeches (trousers) & breaches (break). The key to remembering the difference is to remember that similarity with the word break.

Unless you are talking about a breech birth.

Read more about the origins here.

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I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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