Word Form

Words, Words, and More Words...

A helpful guide for using the correct word form or using the correct word choice is the Glossary of Usage found under the Word Choice section in A Writer's Reference, by Diana Hacker.

This guide helps with words that are confused (i.e., affect, effect), words that are misused, words that are nonstandard (i.e., theirselves), words that are colloquialisms (language that is incorrect for formal speaking), and words that are jargon (language that is too wordy, but is used for business speaking).

Created by Dana Jones