Posted on 08/23/2019 at 11:56 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Grammar Girl lost a spelling bee, a long time ago, because she misspelled “its,” putting in an apostrophe wh...

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Posted on 08/11/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter how tech-savvy you are or aren’t, you know that digital communication holds its own set of rules and a g...

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Posted on 07/30/2019 at 10:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This might be the easiest grammar tip we ever share. “A lot” is always correct; “alot” never is....

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Posted on 07/17/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes, common usage wins out over established grammar rules. That day has not officially arrived for “all of t...

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Posted on 07/19/2019 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chances are you’ll agree with Robert Lee Brewer that everyday and every day trip up many people. And if you don&rs...

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Posted on 06/22/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Next time you hear someone dismiss a language debate with “oh, semantics,” consider showing them a recent ar...

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Posted on 06/05/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even if you don’t know what it means, chances are good you’ve heard someone toss around the phrase “da...

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Tagged As: Grammar Girl, Language

Posted on 05/31/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The New York Times headline, which we wish we’d written on our own, was “at a loss for words.” The sto...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 05/30/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Grammar geeks and word nerds have new fuel for their righteous fires. Merriam-Webster Dictionary has stated, for the rec...

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Tagged As: Just for fun, Language

Posted on 06/03/2019 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Louise Hornby isn’t a fan of a blanket no-adverb rule (which we’ve certainly heard of). That said, she also...

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Tagged As: Language, Writing advice