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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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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...


What Is “Doomscrolling”—And How to Stop the Cycle

Up late reading bad news on your phone again? Here's how to stop the unhealthy habit of doomscrolling.


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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.


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.


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...

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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...


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Farther vs. Further: What’s the Difference?

How far would you go to figure out the difference between further and farther? Look no further—we've got your answer.


Systemic vs. Systematic: What’s the Difference?

Here's the difference between these two words that are often used interchangeably even though they have different meanings.


15 Amusing Stories Behind Common Expressions

English has some hilarious expressions—and their origin stories are funny, too! Find out where "last-ditch effort," "under the weather," and...


OK vs. Okay—Which Is Correct?

You might be surprised to learn which came first!


Lets vs. Let’s: The Right Way to Use Each Word

For an itty-bitty punctuation mark, apostrophes cause a lot of confusion. What's the difference between lets vs. let's?


40 Words You Think Are Antonyms but Aren’t

At first glance, some words may seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum, but once you dive deeper...


Blond vs. Blonde: Which is Correct?

Is your best friend's hair blonde or blond? Is that blond man just your type, or perhaps his blonde sister?...


Barbeque or Barbecue: Which Is Correct?

Being *grilled* over the way you spell this word? Find out if there's a correct way to spell the word...