To add to yesterday's post, here are two more things I've seen in my beta reading.
Then and than being exchanged for each other. They do not mean the same thing, and you can't interchange them. I catch it when I read because I hear the difference (I speak the words in my mind as I read) of the 'a' and the 'e'.
The other is past and passed. My husband constantly shakes his head at me when I ask him which it should be. Finally he told me past is almost always used after another verb. (I went past). Passed is almost always a verb. (Time passed.)
I hope you find these tips helpful. What tips do you have to share?
Speaking of sharing, EJ Wesely shared this link in yesterday's comments and I wanted to be sure you all saw it. It's a word/phrase frequency counter. I know I'll be checking it out!
Oh, in other news-- Lisa Shearin's Con and Conjure (5th in the Raine Benares series) comes out today. You can check out excerpts at her site. Have a great Tuesday!