Today, we’ve got something for you that’s especially tricky (or enlightening, depending on whether you’re a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” kind of person). In most of our previous posts on commonly misused words, we talk about the
“Capital” vs. “capitol”: What’s the difference?
US Election Day 2016 is getting awfully close. (We’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.) As this day inches toward the present, you may be seeing more and more media coverage (in both traditional and
US presidential debate vocabulary lesson #2: Is “unproud” a word?
There’s a brand that’s getting a lot of web traffic these days because of the US presidential debates. And no, we’re not talking about fact checkers or Canadian real estate agents who are looking to lure disgruntled Americans across the
US presidential debate vocabulary lesson #1: Is “braggadocious” a word?
There were over 80 million people who watched the first US presidential debate on September 26, so there’s a good chance you were one of them. If you were, you may have heard Trump say this: “I have a tremendous
“To hone” vs. “to home”: What’s the difference?
Have you ever read or used the phrase “to hone in on”? We’re guessing that many of you have. After all, it’s a common phrase that people use to say that they’re converging on something. What if we told you,
“Awhile” vs. “a while”: What’s the difference?
What is the difference between “awhile” and “a while”?
How to make numbers plural
If you’ve ever written about the history of a brand, product, or technology, you’ve probably had to figure out how to make a number plural. Although it may seem pretty simple to figure out how to make words plural, numbers
“Disinterested” vs. “uninterested”: What’s the difference?
English has a knack for making life difficult. Not only are English words full of silent letters (think “knock” and “align”), but they also have a sneaky habit of looking a lot like other words. To make things even more
Where to place “only” in a sentence
Think back to the last time you wrote a piece of content, a blog post, or a report. How much time did you spend on thinking about what you wanted to say and the words you were going to use
3 wordy descriptive phrases to ban from your writing
Have you ever read one your draft blog posts 10 times and realized only on that tenth round of review that there was a glaring typo in the post? If you have, you may remember wondering how on Earth you