Sometimes I’ve thought this must just be for people to make story/storey puns. I mean, floor works just fine, doesn’t it? We all understand what it means in context, and every floor has a floor, so there’s a logic to it. Why even bother with storey?
Any time I’m writing and want to show a difference between two things, I find myself pausing. For example:
Reading a language is very different…
…from writing it?
…to writing it?
…than writing it?
They all sound ok, but in the end I usually plump for from, as it sounds more natural, but I’m never quite satisfied, as the other two still sound basically ok too… Continue reading