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Ever gotten called out for the difference between you’re and your? We’ve all been there–and we don’t ever want to go back. These insightful and interesting grammar articles will turn you into a word whiz quicker than you can blame autocorrect for your grammar faux pas.

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    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Spirited Vocabulary

    Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.

    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Words Beginning with N-Z

    Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.

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    Where Does the Phrase “Let the Cat Out of the Bag” Come From?

    Why was the cat in a bag in the first place?

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    Here’s When You Should Use a Semicolon

    The semicolon is the comma's first cousin, but it works a little bit harder; it also makes you look smarter.

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    Why Do We Say the “Dog Days of Summer”?

    Dogs are man's best friend and adorable, but what do they have to do with summer?

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    100 Funny Words You Probably Don’t Know

    Do you think you have a good vocabulary? We can guarantee you've probably never heard these funny words before.

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    23 Grammar Memes That’ll Crack You Up

    These memes about spelling and grammar errors will tickle you're—sorry, YOUR—funny bone!

    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Words Beginning with A-M

    Match the word to its correct definition to test your Word Power.

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    50 Examples of Onomatopoeia You Never Thought of

    You know the classic examples of onomatopoeia like “boom,” “splat,” and “pow,” but there are plenty of words you use...

    Where Did the Phrase “Knock on Wood” Come From?

    Cracking down on the meaning of this popular superstition, one knock at a time! Learn the "knock on wood" meaning...

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    80 Acronym Examples You Should Know

    Acronyms make communication easier, but who can keep track of what they mean? We can, and now you can too...

    35 Text Abbreviations You Should Know (and How to Use Them)

    Knowing the meaning of these terms will keep anyone with a phone, social media, or even just web access from...

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    What Does RSVP Mean on an Invite?

    You probably know what it means, but can you answer the question, “What does RSVP stand for?”

    Acronym vs. Abbreviation vs. Initialism: What’s the Difference? 

    What's the difference when discussing acronym vs. abbreviation vs. initialism? It has to do with how you're shortening a word...

    What Do AM and PM Stand For?

    We use these abbreviations all the time, but do we actually know what they mean?

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    What Does ICYMI Mean?

    You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?

    What Does “Ms.” Stand For?

    What does Ms. stand for? Despite the period, it's not an abbreviation! Here's the real answer, and why it's important...

    What GIF Stands for and How to Pronounce It

    Most everyone uses them, and most people have a very firm opinion on how to pronounce the acronym.

    Ever Wondered Why There’s an “R” in “Mrs.”?

    It's pronounced "missus," so what's with the "R" in Mrs.?

    What SOS Stands For and Where It Came From

    Nope, it's not "save our ship." Not even close.

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    What Does FWIW Mean?

    This unusual-looking abbreviation will never slow you down again.

    What Does “P.S.” Stand For?

    When we add an afterthought to the end of our letters or emails, why do we preface it with these...

    What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

    Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."

    The 26 Hardest Winning Words from the National Spelling Bee

    The Scripps National Spelling Bee has been a (mostly) yearly tradition since the 1920s. How would you fare trying to...

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    26 of the Funniest Oxymoron Examples

    We use oxymorons all the time, but have you ever thought about how weird they actually are? A closer look...

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    13 Funny Palindrome Sentences That Will Crack You Up

    If you thought palindrome words were cool, get ready to have your mind blown by these full palindrome sentences.

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    26 Palindrome Examples: Words and Phrases That Are the Same Backwards and Forwards

    What is a palindrome? Palindrome words and phrases are spelled the same backward and forward. After reading our roundup, you'll...

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    What Exactly Does the “Q” in “Q-tips” Stand For?

    Q-tips are everywhere. You can find them in bathrooms, in doctor's office, and in episodes of CSI. But what exactly...

    25 New Words Added to the Dictionary for 2021

    Word nerds, unite! Merriam-Webster added more than 500 definitions to the dictionary this year. Which one is your favorite?