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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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10 Funny Typos in Famous Works of Literature

Even grammar sticklers should be able to forgive the editors for these notorious (and often hilarious) goofs.

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

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

Here’s Where Your Favorite Animal-Related Sayings Come from

You'll be happy as a clam once you know the origins of these animal-themed phrases we humans use all the...

Why Don’t Americans and Brits Have the Same Accents?

The British founded America’s original thirteen colonies, so we should be speaking in the same dialect. Right?

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The iPhone Keyboard Tricks Grammar Nerds Will Appreciate

It's a simple move, but few people even know it exists.

Here’s What Happens When You Read Every Day

A daily dose of reading can do wonders for your memory, health, and relationships.

41 Little Grammar Rules to Follow to Sound Smarter

C'mon: Make your high school English teachers proud.

13 Words You Will Never Hear the Royal Family Say

Some terms are considered too improper to be spoken by royalty. In her book Watching the English, social anthropologist Kate...

Than vs. Then: What’s the Difference?

They might sound and look almost the same, but these two words have two very different meanings.

Can You Pass This High School Grammar Test?

English grammar rules can certainly be confusing. You probably use them nearly every day without even thinking about it, but...

14 Tricky Crossword Puzzle Clues That’ll Leave You Stumped

Ready for a challenge? These prime examples of wordplay and crossword lingo will give your brain a workout.

Here’s Why Lefties Used to Be Retrained to Use Their Right Hand

Many natural-born lefties were forced into becoming righties throughout the course of history—and in some countries, they still are.

I vs. Me: When to Use the Right One

Many native English speakers rely on what sounds best when it comes to tricky grammar, but unfortunately, you've probably heard...

This Is the Correct Way to Pronounce Gyro

Now you can order one with confidence.

Anytime vs. Any Time: How to Tell the Difference

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

Can You Answer These Real Jeopardy! Questions About Words?

Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer parlayed his smarts and gambling skills to be correct 97 percent of the time he answered...

14 Overused Words That Have Lost Their Meaning Over Time

Thanks to the evolution of language, technology, and lots of hyperbole, these words used to convey a lot more merit,...

Why Is the Plural of ‘Moose’ Not ‘Meese’?

It's a wild grammatical moose chase.

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.

“If I Was” vs. “If I Were”: Which One Is Correct?

This grammar rule may seem complicated at first, but if you remember this simple trick, you'll always be right!

Pronounce These 12 Words and We’ll Tell You Where You’re From

Our world has gone global, but some words continue to be pronounced oh-so-locally.

Can You Tell If These Funny Words Are Real or Made Up?

All of these words sound pretty silly, but only some of them are genuine, honest-to-goodness components of the English language....

20 Words and Phrases Smart People Don’t Use

If you're smart, or at least want to sound intelligent, remember that some things are better left unsaid.

That vs. Which: What’s the Difference?

This rule, *which* confuses a lot of people, has to do with the overall meaning of the sentence.

What Does 420 Mean—How It Became Known for Marijuana

It's the time of year that has people wondering, "What does 420 mean?" Here's the answer—and it's not what you've...