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    An unceasing fount

    I have tried to use the word "fount" in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes.

    Bob's old aunt was an unceasing fount of stories and fairy tales. As a young boy, he would spend summers listening to her for hours, with his mouth open and his eyes gazing at her in awe.

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    Re: An unceasing fount

    I don't hear the word fount used that often. The rest sounds OK. I would write fairytales as one word.

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    Re: An unceasing fount

    In BrE, you only really hear it these days in "fount of all knowledge". However, you will find that an increasing number of people say "font of all knowledge" instead. It appears that both are now accepted.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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