Monday, July 28, 2008

Fron (for From)

The most common typo for me to make is the substitution of one article, pronoun, preposition, or other small word for another: an for at, his for him, it for is, etc. Unfortunately, most of these are impossible to track in the usual way, being legitimate words if and on—or rather in and of—themselves. Today's typo is, for the most part (there's a smattering of proper names and foreign words mixed in there as well), a misspelling of the preposition from, appearing 204 times in OhioLINK. Fron might also be a typo for the word front. (Flan, nicely prepped and positioned toward the front, from Wikimedia Commons.)

Carol Reid

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