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This Browser Extension Will Correct All Your Grammar Mistakes
Never confuse "its" and "it's" again.... READ ON
Videos
Meet the Secret Grammarians in Ecuador Who Correct Graffiti Mistakes
These grammar police are taking it to the streets.... READ ON
Gift Guide
10 Grammatically Correct Gifts for Language Lovers
Give your loved one a gift that celebrates their love of language—when it's written correctly.... READ ON
Fun
Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day
Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.... READ ON
Grammar
iMessage Stickers Correct Grammatical Errors With Judgmental Red Pen
Correcting your friends' typos just got easier (and more obnoxious).... READ ON
Grammar
The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught
You know this rule, even if you don't know you know it.... READ ON
Music
Watch Weird Al Perform 'Word Crimes' Live
"You'd better slow down and use the right pronoun." -Weird Al... READ ON
List
11 Historical Figures Who Were Really Bad At Spelling
Would you recoil in terror if spell-check ever stopped working? Fear not: You're in good company.... READ ON
Grammar
Improve Your Writing Using a Bot That Echoes the Advice of E.B. White and More
Proselint edits your writing based on the advice of some of the world's best writers and grammar authorities.... READ ON
Grammar
The British Government Is Cracking Down on Exclamation Marks
The British government thinks kids these days are overusing exclamation marks, and they’ve decided to take a stand!... READ ON
History
Where Should You Place the Apostrophe in President's Day?
The apostrophe in "Presidents' Day" is all over the place. Sometimes it's before the "s," sometimes it's after the "s," and sometimes it doesn't exist at all. So what's the correct placement?... READ ON
Words
The Longest Words in English (by Category)
Antidisestablishmentarianism is still regarded as the longest non-medical, non-coined, nontechnical word in the English language, yet it keeps some robust company. Here are 11 examples of some of the longest words by category.... READ ON
List
7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical
Let's not look at grammar as a cold, harsh mistress. She can also be a fun, kooky aunt.... READ ON
Words
The Washington Post Style Guide Now Accepts Singular They
What do you do when you run into your friend on their birthday? You wish them a happy birthday, of course! Or wait—you wish … him or her a happy birthday? When you run into your friend on … his or her birthday? That's how you’re supposed to say it if you want to avoid using they to refer to one person, but it’s a bit wordy and awkward.... READ ON
List
6 Grammar Lessons Hidden in Christmas Songs
Understand the grammar in your favorite carols.... READ ON
Language
4 Fake Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Worry About
Some rules are simply passed down from generation to generation, just because.... READ ON

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