Leech and leach are two words I don’t run across very often as verbs, but when I do … well, let’s just say that sometimes, even an editor needs a little help.
“The verb leach means to empty, drain, or remove.
“The noun leech refers to a bloodsucking worm or to a person who preys on or clings to another. As a verb, leech means to bleed with leeches or to act as a parasite.”
If you haven’t seen this …. #Wordcrimes
A fun holiday-themed Editor’s Corner to help writers better understand the quotation rules in grammar.
Check out the new post at Dog Ear Publishing about common grammar mistakes. Believe me, we’ve all been there!