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32 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

While I like to think I know a little about business writing, I often fall into a few word traps. For example, "who" and "whom." I rarely use "whom" when I should. Even when spell check suggests "whom," I think it sounds pretentious. So I don't use it.<p>And I'm sure some people then think, "What a …

Language

The Most Common Words in the English Language

If you've ever wondered what the most common word in the English language is, and then realized that you don't have a long enough lifespan—let alone …

Our language Learning styles affects our success in learning languages

Language Learning Styles<p>There is no doubt about the importance of having a sense of one’s own preferred language learning style when deciding how to …

Everyday Or Every Day?

Learn the difference between everyday and every day.<p>Last week, when I was grading my college students’ midterms, I noticed that more than half the …

Are we witnessing the death of 'uh'? Um, maybe — and not just in English

According to experts, “uh” and “um” are somewhat different beasts. “It does seem to be the case that ‘um’ generally signals a longer or more important pause than ‘uh,'" says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania. At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has been studying these …

Less Versus Fewer

You may have heard the traditional "countable" rule about less versus fewer, but there's also a better rule you may not have heard that covers some …

Linguistics

The Top 10 Grammar Myths

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Before you argue with me, read …

Language

Double Possessives

Are you a "friend of Fred" or a "friend of Fred's"?<p>Today’s lesson involves a question of Cathy’s—or should that be “a question of Cathy”? By the end …

What's the Difference Between England, Great Britain, and the UK?

Did you know that England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and the British Isles are all different? Here's a diagram to help you see the …

United Kingdom

'Alphabet of Errors' Poem

This poem was presented by Inge Otto from the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics at the Bridging the Unbridgeable usage guide conference in …

Language

"Which" Versus "That"

A simple rule and some exceptions.<p>To understand the difference between “which” and “that,” first you need to understand the difference between a …

How Canadians Really Pronounce "About"

Gretchen McCulloch from All Things Linguistic explains why Canadians don't say "aboot" and why most Americans think they do.<p>;<p>This week, Gretchen …

The Meaning of Kudos

Is there such a thing as a “kudo”?<p>Following last week’s quick and dirty tip about the word <i>congratulations</i>, it seemed like a good time to share a tip …

eBooks

Why Do We Pronounce the ‘-ed’ in ‘Wicked’?

Listen to this passage:<p>I stood naked on the rugged, jagged precipice, and faced my accursed, aged foe with dogged resolve. The wretched, wicked …

Syllable Acronyms: Why HoCo Means Homecoming

If you call homecoming HoCo, you're using something called a syllable acronym. Other syllable acronyms are FloJo, HoJo, and Texaco.<p>Fall is finally …

Linguistics

Mapped: The crazy relationships among European languages

THE IDIOM, “It’s all Greek to me,” finally makes sense. It has a comparatively large lexical distance from other European languages!<p>This map is a …

100 Words for Facial Expressions

<b>Atcwuon August 26, 2017 11:48 am</b><p>Thanks for the list! i am gonna bookmark it. I just start writing and need all these kind of words to memorize in my …

5 Grammar Mistakes that Make You Sound Like a Chimp - Copyblogger

Writing can be really no-win. It’s not fair, but it’s true.<p>If you obsess over every grammatical and structural point, you can come across as stiff. …

Passive Voice (with Examples)

What is the difference between the active voice and the passive voice in English?<p>Compare these two sentences:<p><b>Active</b> = "The doctor gave me a …

English Grammar - Adjectives & Adverbs

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There are so many new productivity apps hitting the market at the moment that it’s difficult to know where to start. I’m interested to see which ones …

MindMeister Tutorial: Getting Started With the Online Mind Mapping App

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