While the Imperial measurement system is still heavily used in the US and Canada, the rest of the world uses the metric system. As a consequence, not everyone will have a concept of what an inch, foot or mile actually is.
The sun always travels from east to west, but if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun travels across the sky in the south, whereas in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun travels across the sky in the north.
Normally when writing the possessive form of a word, you add an ‘s to the end. However it’s is the contraction for it is. The possessive form of it is its (no apostrophe).
It’s not uncommon for someone to start their spoken sentences with and or but. Within writing, this can have an added effect that makes a character (or narrative perspective) stand out. However, one should avoid it where possible. If you do use it, use it sparingly to enhance its literary effect.
Run is one of those words that can be shifted to another word that has more meaning. Do your characters bolt, race, dash, dart, careen, sprint, jog, or do they actually just run? See if that instance of run/ran can be replaced with something with more meaning.
This is one of those words that has two different spellings, but only in UK English. If you are using US English, it is always meter. However, in UK English, metre is the unit of measure, whereas meter is the device by which you can measure things.
This is one of those words that has two different spellings, but only in UK English. If you are using US English, it is always practice. However, in UK English, practise is the verb, whereas practice is the noun.
When using US English, the term is always no one (two words). Within UK English, some may accept the hyphenated version, no-one, but under no circumstances is it noone (one word).
There is a big difference between an em-dash, en-dash and hyphen. They have different uses. But all hope is not lost. Your word-processor will render them while typing. Here’s how.