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You Won't Believe Some Of These Old School Grammar Rules Used To Exist

Posted 06.12.2014 | Home

The following is an excerpt from The Art of Good Manners [Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, $15.00], a handbook outlining proper etiquette and g...

7 Words You're Probably Misusing

Mignon Fogarty | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Mignon Fogarty

The seven commonly misused words that follow are but a smattering of the ways English can go off the rails. Take note. Get them right and you'll keep sticklers from boarding the crazy train.

The Phrase You're Probably Misusing

Zoë Triska | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Zoë Triska

Do YOU know how to use the phrase "begging the question"? No? That's okay; most people don't. It is commonly misused, as people typically confuse it with "raising the question." But that's simply incorrect. Why do people continue to use this confusing phrase if they don't know what it means?

Affect Or Effect? 'Grammar Girl' On The 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse | By Mignon Fogarty | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

Further versus farther, compliment versus complement, affect versus effect -- the ever-complex, often-irregular English language is full of traps and ...