Why Do We Say "Oxen" And Not "Oxes"? : Vocabulary.com
Mignon Fogarty, better known as her alter ego Grammar Girl, has been sharing a series of short tips on usage and style. In her latest installment, she explains why the plural of the word ox is oxen instead of oxes .
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From "Yea" and "Yes" to "Yeah" and "Yup" : Vocabulary.com...
Grammar Girl, a.k.a. Mignon Fogarty, has been sharing short tips on usage and style with us. Her latest tip looks at the evolution of affirmative interjections, from yea and yes in Old English to yeah and yup in contemporary English.
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Although they're commonly confused, "flout" and "flaunt" mean different things. "Flout" is a word that means...
Merriam-Webster's New Words for 2014
Hashtag, selfie, and tweep join over 150 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary in 2014, available now in print and online at Merriam-Webster.com.
With graduation right around the corner, listener Mark G. requested that I do a tip about the word matriculate.
Episode 131 - "Diminutive Slang With Grammar Girl!"
The Newbie Writers' Podcast Special Guest: Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl) Quick And Dirty Tips Even though the funding project has finished, do check out Peeve Wars! This week we discuss dim...
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Ax or axe? The Panel has spoken!
In a post several months ago, we pondered whether the tool used in chopping down a tree is an ax or an axe. Most American dictionaries and style guides prefer ax, but evidence suggests that among the...
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After years of watching people react to langauge change (such as the Associated Press' recent approval of o
Each and Every
"Each" and "every" mean slightly different things. Find out which one to use.