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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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To Whom It May Concern: What It Means and How to Use It

There are times when we need to write important letters to people who we don't know, and who may be in positions of authority (for example, HR managers and future bosses). Here's how to begin letters and emails with this formal salutation—and when you shouldn't.

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This Is How You’re Supposed to Pronounce “Worcestershire”

Wor-ces-ter-shire? Wo-chess-ter-shire? Wer-ches-ter?


This Is the Real Difference Between “Due to” and “Because Of”

If you think you can use "because of" and "due to" interchangeably, watch out: The grammar nerds are coming for...


What’s the Correct Way to Pronounce “Caribbean”?

You've probably heard two distinct ways. Time to get to the bottom of it—is one actually right?


Uninterested vs. Disinterested: What’s the Difference?

Do these words mean the same thing, or are they different? Well, both. Find out how to use them correctly.

Compliment vs. Complement: What’s the Difference?

Pay someone a compliment—or is it complement? Here's how to tell the difference and never make that mistake again.


How to Say “Hello” in 17 Different Languages

For World Hello Day, learn how to greet someone in Spanish, French, Japanese, and many more widely spoken languages.

Here’s How to Correctly Use an En Dash

It has a couple specific uses.


The 20 Most Confusing Rules in the Grammar World

The English language can be seriously perplexing. These 20 rules even boggle the minds of grammarians. Find out which ones...


Here’s Exactly How to Pluralize a Word Ending in S

And what do you do when it's possessive?!


Anytime vs. Any Time: How to Tell the Difference

Anytime you're confused about this rule, here's how to correctly use each phrase.

35 City Names Around the World You’re Mispronouncing

Sound like a native—or at least a savvy tourist—when you learn how to say these place names correctly.


Confirmed: Here’s What GIF Stands for and How to Pronounce It

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


10 Ways You’re Still Using Apostrophes Wrong

Its or it's? 70's or 70s? Here's how to tell.


9 Hidden Symbols You Never Knew You Could Text

Whether you go for Apple or Android, every grammar nerd will love these tricks that finally perfect your punctuation.


20 Wine Terms True Wine Lovers Should Know How to Use

If you're over the age of 21, it's time to start trading up from terms like kegger and beer pong....

19 Celebrity Names You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Your friends will probably keep saying these stars' names wrong, but here's how to pronounce…


Grammar Rules: How to Sound Smarter

Think you know how to talk real good? Test yourself: These grammar rules will surprise even the experts.