The green squiggly line means there's a grammatical error.
A cool bonus about the green squiggly line is that if there is an incorrect word used, it typically leads to a grammatical error, which means the green squiggly line will appear. Cool, huh?
Authors should take note.
Their editors should take note.
I told you that so I can tell you this...
Authors - don't use your friends/family as editors. Stop being cheap and hire a proper editor. One who can spell AND who knows the rules of grammar AND who knows what homophones are.
I started reading a book yesterday that I'm enjoying. However, the author doesn't know the difference between site (location) and sight (to see). Nor does she know the difference between roll (the action) and role (a part played by a performer). Apparently, neither does her editor.
- site = place/location
- sight = to see
- roll = an action (or a very yummy hunk of bread)
- role = a part played by a performer or a character
- rein = steering device for equines
- rain = the wet stuff that falls from the sky
- mane = the long neck hair on equines
- main = chief or primary
Which words are used incorrectly that make you twitchy?