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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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    13 Redundant Phrases You’re Probably Using All the Time

    Do you use an abundance of redundance? An overflowing flow of superfluous surplus? Quit being so extra!


    Can You Pass This Quiz of 4th Grade Spelling Words?

    You probably haven't taken a spelling test since grade school. If that's the case, it's time to change that. No...


    10 Words That Mean Very Different Things in England and America

    We might be speaking the same language, but some words get a new meaning across the pond.


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    Why You Shouldn’t Start a Sentence with Any of These 10 Phrases

    Don't undermine your message, or your relationships, with these instant conversation-killers.



    6 Romantic Words with No English Equivalent

    Sometimes love defies language. Other times, just English.


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    11 Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most

    You're grammar, its "alright"! Ugh! Get ready for the grammar pet peeves that annoy editors the most. Are you a...


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    Why Is “Airplane” Also Spelled “Aeroplane”?

    The spelling differences go beyond the invention of the airplane.

    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.


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    McDonald’s Almost Sued the Dictionary—Here’s Why It Didn’t

    When the dictionary dared to diss them, McDonald's took it in stride. Sort of.



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    25 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...


    These Are 13 of the Most Frequently Used Idioms in the English Language

    The cat's out of the bag! Here are the most common idioms under the sun.


    12 Thesaurus Jokes Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

    Feeling qualmish, ill, and peaky? You must be ready for a sick joke!


    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 Many Words Are There in the English Language?

    Of course, it's impossible to provide an exact number of words in English, since new words are being added to...

    Only English Majors Will Know These 26 Words from the Thesaurus

    How many of these lesser-known words from the thesaurus can you use in a sentence?


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    If Latin Is a “Dead” Language, Why Is It Still Taught in Schools?

    Latin might be a "dead" language, but it still has a lot of living potential.


    50 Words You Think Are Synonyms but Aren’t

    Just because the thesaurus lists two words as synonyms doesn't mean that you can simply slot one in for the...


    The 20 Synonyms and Antonyms People Search for the Most

    Some of these are words you definitely use all the time—and if you've ever looked up alternatives to try to...


    Here’s How New Words Get Added to the Thesaurus

    The book that saves your writing when you’re stuck has a story all its own. Here’s what you never knew...

    This Is How the First Thesaurus Got Started

    January 18th is officially Thesaurus Day, so why not dust off those giant tomes and do what writers do: Geek...


    12 Grammar Rules That Could Go Extinct in the Next Decade

    Basically, it's a full-throttle, grammar-busting, free-for-all in the next decade. GeT ReAdY 2 bReaK mo' RuLz. Punctuation purists beware!



    How Long Would It Take to Read the Whole Dictionary?

    There's no one conclusive answer. But that doesn't mean people haven't tried to find one.


    Here’s the Correct Way to Use “Each Other” and “One Another”

    Let's settle the debate: Do they or don't they mean slightly different things?


    The 11 Words That Defined 2019

    What sent people straight to their trusty online dictionaries this year? These telling words that are mostly derived from politics,...