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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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    What Does “Auld Lang Syne” Really Mean?

    Historians call it “the song that nobody knows.” And yet we’ve all tried to sing it on New Year's Eve. Here's the real "Auld Lang Syne" meaning.

    Why Do We Say “Piqued My Interest”?

    The word "piqued" has more meanings than you might think!


    40 of the Hardest Tongue Twisters in the English Language

    How many of these hard tongue twisters can you say without stumbling?


    Here’s When You Should Use an Apostrophe

    An apostrophe is not an accessory. Here are examples of how and when to use an apostrophe—and when you definitely...


    What Is an Aphorism and How Is It Used?

    They say knowledge is power—so let's learn all about aphorisms with these common aphorism examples! (Hint: "Knowledge is power" is...

    Laying vs. Lying: Which One Should You Use?

    "Laying" and "lying" are so similar—in both sound and meaning—that it's easy to use them interchangeably. But here's what each...


    Where Does the Phrase “No Worries” Come From?

    Bring some Aussie attitude to your everyday life with this common expression.

    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Words That Shine

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


    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Circles

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


    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Spiritual Matters

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


    Word Power Quizzes

    We've rounded up our favorite Word Power quizzes! Test your knowledge with these tricky definitions covering every topic.

    Word Power Knowledge Quiz: Words with Double Letters

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


    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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    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?”

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    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.?