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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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Cancelled vs. Canceled: Which Is Correct?

We're setting the record straight on whether your plans are "cancelled" or "canceled"

What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how...


“Flush Out” or “Flesh Out”: Which Is Correct?

Time to flesh out the difference between these common phrases. Or should we say "flush out"?


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Why Is “Airplane” Also Spelled “Aeroplane”?

The spelling difference is more than a matter of personal preference.


30 Fancy Words That Will Make You Sound Smarter

We all want to sound smarter. With these fancy words, you can take your vocabulary to a whole new level...

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21 Commonly Misspelled Words and How to Spell Them

If you've ever second-guessed yourself while trying to spell words like "beautiful," "receive," and "license," you're far from the only...


10 Words and Phrases That Should Be Banished in 2022

Let's do a deep dive, shall we? Here's why these words and phrases made Lake Superior State University's annual banished...

Why Do We Say “Quit Cold Turkey”?

Planning to let go of a habit or two cold turkey in the New Year? Learn where that expression comes...


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Book-Related Words

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


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Hidden Critters

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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....

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 Vocabulary Quiz: Words That Shine

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


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Circles

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Spiritual Matters

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Word Power Vocabulary Quizzes

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


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words with Double Letters

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


Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Prohibition Era Words

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Word Power Vocabulary Quiz: Words Beginning with N-Z

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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 Vocabulary Quiz: Words Beginning with A-M

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