Monthly Archives: May 2018

A particular fondness for particles – ‘enter into’, ‘meet with’ and ‘mitigate against’

As anyone learning the language will tell you (usually through gritted teeth), English is inordinately fond of peppering its vocabulary with particles – those irritating little words that get added to verbs (mostly), altering the meaning in subtle, and often

Posted in Proofreading/copy-editing, Vocabulary