Vague, Vagrant, and Vagabond (Jun 26, 2017 11:34)
The three words in the title above, and others that share a derivation alluding to a lack of cert...

What is a Calque? (Jun 24, 2017 04:21)
One way in which the English language is enriched is the acquisition of calques, or literal trans...

Vocabulary Quiz # 6: Commonly Confused Words (Jun 23, 2017 04:17)
In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If both words possibly...

Need a Freelance Writer? Post Your Job on Our Board (Jun 22, 2017 12:56)
We'll be launching a couple of new sections on the website over the coming weeks. The first one i...

3 Ways to Make Sentences More Concise (Jun 22, 2017 04:42)
Sentences need not be pared down to essentials—the challenge is to make them as coherent as possi...

Conditionals Besides “If” and “Unless” (Jun 21, 2017 04:11)
If and unless are common conditional conjunctions employed to express conjecture and uncertainty,...

Noise Canceling or Noise-Canceling? (Jun 20, 2017 04:09)
An advertisement for “Noise Cancelling” headphones prompts this post about how easily the vagarie...

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