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Do you always know where to put apostrophes? Take our Apostrophe Challenge quiz to find out.

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Stationary or stationery?

 

This pair of confusable homophones (words that sound the same) and near-homographs (words that are spelled the same) causes…

Inverted commas

Single or double? Here are some rules.

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SPELLING

‘Who’ or ‘whom’?

There’s an ongoing debate in English about when you should use ‘who’ and when to use ‘whom’. Find out how to get it right.

Split infinitives

To split or not to split? We have the answer.

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If you find grammatical terms confusing or hard to remember, this glossary of essential terms and clear definitions will help you.

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“A poem should not mean / But be.”

Archibald MacLeish

(1892–1982)

American poet and public official

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7 grammar myths you learned in school

 

Grammar can be tough. There are a lot of rules to follow, and a lot to wrap your head around. Some of the rules we learn…