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Did you hear someone use the phrase ‘dynamic duo’, and you’re not sure what it means? In this article, we’ll…
Did someone tell you that they ‘feel blue’? What does that mean, and where does the phrase come from? ‘Feel…
What does the phrase ‘rein in’ mean? Is the proper spelling ‘reign in’ or ‘rein in’? In this article, we’ll…
Did someone tell you that they’re “just ‘chillin’”? What does that mean, and where does the phrase come from? In…
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How to Deal
With Confusing Words

If two words are tripping you up, then start here. We'll show you how to use them correctly.
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Latest Confusing Words

Should you spell it ‘aeroplane’ or ‘airplane’? And what’s the difference between the two words? We’ll answer that in detail…
Wondering whether to spell it ‘anytime’ or ‘any time’? And what is the difference between these two words? We can…
'May be' vs 'maybe': which one should you use? These two terms not only sound the same and are spelled…
When you're in a less-than-ideal situation, do you 'make do' or 'make due?' Excellent question! And one that we'll answer…
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How to Understand Common Idioms and Figures of Speech

Learn what common idioms and sayings mean and why people use them.
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Latest Idioms and Sayings

Did you hear someone use the phrase ‘dynamic duo’, and you’re not sure what it means? In this article, we’ll…
Did someone tell you that they ‘feel blue’? What does that mean, and where does the phrase come from? ‘Feel…
What does the phrase ‘rein in’ mean? Is the proper spelling ‘reign in’ or ‘rein in’? In this article, we’ll…
Did someone tell you that they’re “just ‘chillin’”? What does that mean, and where does the phrase come from? In…
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How to Navigate Complex Grammatical Rules

Grammar is complicated, but our tutorials are simple.
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Latest Grammatical Rules

When you're writing a paper or article in school or at work, you may be in a situation where you…
You may have come across this term while studying, or perhaps you’re in the process of learning about the different…
Tenses are an incredibly important part of language. Without the knowledge about using them appropriately, we can’t possibly hope to…
Knowing how to use tenses correctly and appropriately is a major part of using the English language and thus, being…
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How to Write Better

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Writing a professional ‘thank you’ email is a great way to show your appreciation and build beneficial business relationships. To…
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An out-of-office (OOO) email is necessary to professionally handle email correspondences when you are going to be out of town…
It can be daunting to write professional emails when you're used to sending casual messages, but learning how to write…
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