Knowledge - Grammar / Spelling

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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11 Spelling and Grammar Rules No One Can Agree On

Language is constantly changing, but these debates have stayed the same. Which ones do you side with?

26 Words (and Phrases) That Make You Sound Stupid

Big words, business jargon, and hyperbole intended to pump up your language only have the opposite affect. Check yourself before...

This Is the Difference Between a College and a University

Should the distinction have a big impact on your choice of school?

20 Grammar Jokes Every Word Nerd Will Appreciate

Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.

The 50 Best-Ever Examples of Hyperbole

Are you sitting down? These examples of hyperbole are the bomb!

20 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Grammar geeks, beware: The English language is filled with words that have reverse or contradictory meanings, depending on the context.

13 Comma Rules Everyone Should Know

Memorize these comma rules before you write your next essay, letter, or email!

15 Words That Have Just Been Added to the Scrabble Dictionary

Yowza! They've just updated the Scrabble dictionary. See if the new words will improve your game.

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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...

16 Words You Use Every Day You Didn’t Realize Are Trademarked

Bubble Wrap® is not a generic term. Neither is Realtor®. Did you know any of these common words are actually...

15 of the Most Endangered Languages in the World

There are more than 7,000 living languages in the world, but UNESCO predicts more than half will be extinct by...

The Oxford English Dictionary Forgot to Include This Word for 50 Years

Thankfully, it's not a word we still use today.

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14 Grammar Myths Your English Teacher Lied to You About

Your English teacher would probably be mortified, but you can safely ignore these grammar "rules."

Finally! Here’s When to Use “E.g.” Versus “I.e.”

We’re all guilty of making this mistake.

14 Secret Code Words You’re Not Meant to Know

These phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of...

16 Overused Words (and Phrases) You Should Stop Saying ASAP

Oh dear yeet! These slang words, jargon, and phrases made Lake Superior State University's latest annual list of words that...

9 Funny Words to Improve Your Vocabulary

Before there was "swag" there was "Quagswag," and the world was a better place for it. Learn these nine old-timey...

Here’s Where Your Favorite Slang Words Actually Came From

Love them or hate them, slang words help us express emotions for which no words otherwise exist. But where do...

This Is the Most Commonly Misspelled Word on Job Resumes

You can't rely on spell check to catch this one.

18 Foreign Words That Sound Rude in English

You may not want to use these words in polite company until you know what they mean.

17 Memory Tricks for the Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Use these memory tips and tricks to help you conquer those hard-to-spell words!

9 Fake Words That Actually Ended Up in the Dictionary

Even dictionary editors make mistakes sometimes.

6 Common Holiday Card Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Tip number one: Keep those apostrophes in check!

30 Hilarious Made Up Words You’ll Want to Start Using

Just remember, people might not understand you if you start using these.

17 Beauty Brands You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong This Whole Time

No more getting weird looks at the beauty store.