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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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26 of the Funniest Oxymoron Examples

We use oxymorons all the time, but have you ever thought about how weird they actually are? A closer look...


SOS: Here’s What the Abbreviation Actually Means

Nope, it's not "save our ship." Not even close.


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13 Funny Palindrome Sentences That Will Crack You Up

If you thought palindrome words were cool, get ready to have your mind blown by these full palindrome sentences.


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18 Portmanteau Words You Never Thought Of

Love going out for brunch, staying at motels, or playing Pokémon? We bet you didn't know that all these words...

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Equality vs. Equity: What’s the Difference?

Maybe you've interchanged the words "equity" and "equality" in conversation—but they don't, in fact, mean the same thing.


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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...


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16 of the Most Famous Malapropism Examples

Do you tend to masseuse (er, misuse) your words in humorous ways? You've made a malapropism—and everyone from politicians to famous...


The Only Ways You Should Be Using an Apostrophe

An apostrophe is not an accessory. Here are examples of how and when to use an apostrophe—and when you definitely...


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These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Colon

They may seem tricky, but they're easy to master.



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13 Words That Can Be Pronounced Two Ways

Have you ever wondered the proper way to pronounce "leisure"? What about tuh-MAY-toe, tuh-MAH-toe? Learn about these words and more,...


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21 Fun Pangrams Every Word Lover Will Appreciate

Ever heard of a pangram? These fun examples will have you cracking up—you might even try to come up with...

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“Bald-Faced” or “Bold-Faced”: Which Is Correct?

These expressions are both used to describe a blatant lie—but are they interchangeable, or is only one of them correct?


12 Funniest New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2022

From puggle to nothingburger, these are the silliest words that were made official this past year.


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20 of the Hardest Words to Spell in the English Language

The English language is full of words that seem overstuffed with unnecessary letters, feel like they should be spelled a...


14 Jeopardy! Grammar Questions That Would Stump Your English Teacher

Remember your English teacher whose wealth of knowledge seemingly stretched to the sky? We dove into the Jeopardy! archives to...


12 Everyday Expressions You Didn’t Realize Were Sexist

Words are only one of the many tools the patriarchy uses to keep women down.


Here’s How Words Get Added to the Dictionary

Just look it up—or look here to check out the dish on dictionaries that logophiles will love! (Logophile means word...


15 Common Pairs of Words That Everyone Confuses

Next time you're pondering whether to use "who's" or "whose," we've got you covered.


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This Is Why “W” Is Pronounced Double U and Not Double V

You know the song, you know the letter, but do you know why "w" looks like double-v? Or why it's...

The Real Reason Some English Words Have Silent Letters

There are legitimate explanations for why words like pterodactyl and tsunami exist.


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Sneaked vs. Snuck: Which Is Correct?

What's the one thing that's more sneaky than a teenager, loophole, and a surprise fine combined? The difference between sneaked...


Free Reign vs. Free Rein: Which Should You Use?

Does this expression imply that someone with the freedom to do whatever they want is a ruler or a horse...


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Passed vs Past: What’s the Difference?

Leave this common word mix-up in your past!


All of a Sudden vs. All of the Sudden: Which Is Correct?

You've been using the phrase "all of a sudden" with confidence. Now "all of the sudden," it's not so clear...