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Do you know when to use 'fewer' and when to use 'less'? The standard rule is to use 'fewer' for things you can count, and 'less' otherwise. Fewer mistakes Less editing However, there are exceptions to this simple rule and a better rule is to apply 'less' for singular nouns and 'fewer' for plural nouns. The pennies are precious. We have fewer pennies. Money is short. We have less money. YOUR CHALLENGE Check each...

People who went to the same school, or were brought up together, or work or play together, tend to mimic each other, not just in their mannerisms but also in their vocabulary and how they speak, without even noticing. In fiction, though, your reader needs to be able to distinguish between characters, and this can be achieved by making sure they speak differently. YOUR CHALLENGE: Review your dialogue, one chracter at a...