To paraphrase the great grammarian, Captain Jack Sparrow, many bits of grammar you’ve been taught in school are more like guidelines than actual rules. There are some grammatical things that you may think are set in stone, but language isn’t set in stone. It’s a living thing, changing with how people use the language. Here are five rules that you may have been taught can never, ever be changed – but can totally be changed. Read More
One mistake we’ve seen crop up recently is the difference between “use to” and “used to”. They’re a little tricky at times – it seems like there’s a tense change in there, and sometimes they’re used as verbs and other times as adjectives. It’s actually not very hard to remember, however, so we figured we’d give a quick refresher on which is which. Read More
The United States and United Kingdom have been described as two countries divided by a common language, and it’s true. While both speak English, there are tons of regional variations and dialects that can occasionally make communication dicey — a word in one country might mean something entirely different in the other!
If you’ve been on the internet for any extended period of time, you’ve seen it — someone coming into a comment section not to argue with the point you just made, but to point out that you used the wrong “there”, or that you’ve mixed up “your” and “you’re”. They’re not arguing with the content of your message, just the grammar. It’s infuriating, isn’t it? They’re in the wrong, right?