Angela’s ABCs – Words Easily Confused: Rein and Reign by Angela Caldin

You often see mistakes with these two and that one letter ‘g’ makes a big difference. Reins are long, thin straps used to control a horse and the word is often used figuratively to indicate that a person is in control of something: He held the horse’s reins tightly and felt the animal champ on the metal bit between its teeth. When her father retired she successfully took over the reins of the family business. To give a horse free rein is to hold the reins loosely to allow the animal freedom… Read More