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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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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?

Do You Know the Last Letter Added to the Alphabet? (It Wasn’t Z)

In fact, the actual last letter is not even close to the end of the alphabet.

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...

15 Words That People Say Aren’t Real—But Are

Good news: These are all words! Bad news: Language snobs will scoff if you use them—so you’ll have to politely...

How Many of These 13 Old-School Slang Words Do You Know?

Can you guess the meaning behind these slang phrases from yesteryear?

Grey vs. Gray: Which Is Correct?

Is one of these spellings correct and the other wrong—or is there a gray area? (Or perhaps a grey one?)

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“Toward” or “Towards”: Which Is Correct?

Does that one little "S" change the meaning? Or do these words in fact mean the same thing?

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70 Words (and Phrases) You’re Probably Using All Wrong

You won't make these cringeworthy mistakes ever again.

15 Slang Words You Didn’t Know Were in the Dictionary

English is an ever-evolving language, so as words make their way into the mainstream, they also make it into the...

13 Words from the First Dictionary That No Longer Exist

Don't let these obscure words fade away!

What Does the Saying “Bite the Bullet” Really Mean?

If you've ever chosen to "bite the bullet" you know that you might have had to endure some pain, but...

20 Bread Puns for the Next Time You Want to Loaf Around

Check out our fresh-baked collection of hot cross puns! All buns intended!

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Sanitize vs. Disinfect: What’s the Difference?

Become a better cleaner by knowing the appropriate cleaning terms.

What’s the Correct Way to Pronounce “Caribbean”?

You've probably heard two distinct ways. Time to get to the bottom of it—is one actually right?

23 New Slang Words You’ll Be Hearing More of in 2022

Yolt is the new yeet. Brush up on these unofficial vocab words.

48 Words and Phrases Only Southern People Use

Your vocabulary is about to get a lot more colorful. Let's get a move on, y'all.

What Does the Saying “Close, but No Cigar” Really Mean?

I didn't ask for a cigar, so why are you telling me I don't get one?

Can You Answer These 14 Dictionary Questions from Jeopardy!?

We curated a quiz of JEOPARDY! clues for logophiles to test your knowledge of words from the dictionary.

12 Pop Culture Grammar Mistakes Editors Hate the Most

We asked a jury of editors and linguists to judge the most glaring pop culture grammar glitches. But instead of...

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?

How many can you get right? No peeking at a dictionary for this surprisingly tricky 4th grade spelling words quiz.

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.