Many believe that i.e. and e.g. are used interchangeably, but that’s not true. The difference between the two, may even change the meaning of a sentence! Learn more about i.e. and e.g. and how to remember which one to use when.
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When to us in- and when to use un- is a difficult question for nonnatives of English and native speakers alike. Find out more about the distribution of these prefixes!
Words that sound exactly the same but have completely different meanings, they can turn out to be a real mess when writing. Worse, those words that are pronounced equally and mean different things also are spelled in a different way. Let’s have a deeper look at the differences betwen “there”, “their” and “they’re”.
Spell checkers are important to help you catch errors, but there are many commonly misused words that spell checkers can’t catch because they can’t determine which word you meant to use.
The list of easily confused words is very long, but these are the ones that are the most often confused by people. Use this list to double check your next article and make sure that your writing looks professional, sharp, and correct! Don’t be confused about easily confused words any longer. Learn about words that are commonly misused, along with rules of when to use them.
When do you capitalize a word? Knowing your grammar seems easy at first sight, until you beginn staring at the text and thinking about the details. You can avoid confusion though if you remember some easy to follow rules for capitalization. While a correct use of capitalization will not improve your writing in general, it can improve the perception readers get of it and help to make a good impression.
Writing numbers can be quite a challenge. One reason for all the confusion about the grammar rules for numbers is the fact that there is no specific rule. To distinguish when and how to write numbers out depende on the context. We give you some simple rules to remember when writing out numbers.
It would be madness to remember every comma rule consciously. We instinctively “know the rules” . And we can just run a spell checker to correct whatever error comes up. The advantage using a web based tool is that these rules are maintained by a community that has committed to enhance and refine the rule sets. You can easily add your own rules to your online spell checker.
Language is a living entity based on crowdsourcing on a higher level. It should keep that way. Proper grammar is decided by usage within a community. You notice this when you see the different spellcheckers in your text editors for British, American, South African, Indian, Caribbean English or any other regional form of English.