Learn more tips for understanding the English language and varieties from around the world.
Learn about the difference between abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms.
Using numerals is not a confusing topic if you know when to use them and when it is not appropriate to use them.
Learn about italics and how they are used to show emphasis, denote titles, vehicles, foreign words and more to ensure you properly use them.
Discover why avoiding contractions in formal writing makes your writing more clear, concise and compelling.
Learn why many writing styles have steered away from placing two spaces after sentences and why the rule ever existed in the first place.
Learn why avoiding future tense ‘will’ in formal makes your writing more clear, concise and compelling.
Understand the difference between British English and American English variations of the same word.
Learn the difference between ‘toward’ and ‘towards,’ and discover why one is preferred over the other in American English.
Learn why seasons are not usually capitalized and how to identify the exceptions to the rule to ensure you use the correct capitalization.
Learn about the figurative language of metaphors, similes and idioms and how these figures of speech bring more vivid imagery to your words.
Learn about aptronyms in real-life examples, and discover how they are useful in fiction writing for defining something about a character.