Edit This Roundup: All Our Grammar Articles In One Convenient Post (Updated)
Do you find yourself reading about grammar rules all day? Well, if you do, then this is the post for you! At Edit This®, we'd like to think we know our way around the English language and have placed all our grammar articles in one convenient post.
Take a gander, and don't forget to let us know if there's a post you'd like to see in the future.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Flair And Flare
When we use flair, we are referring to someone or something with a distinctive style or natural talent. Flare refers to a flame, light, explosion, or intense emotions. It can also be used to describe something that has become wider. Click the link to learn more.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Break And Brake
Do you slam on the brakes to stop your car, or do you slam on the breaks? This is one grammar mistake we see all the time. Click the link above to learn the difference.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Fair Vs. Fare
Do you know the difference between fair and fare? Luckily, we do. Read more to find out how to use these homophones like a pro.
Funny GIFs About Writing, Editing, And Grammar
Nothing too educational – just a few funny GIFs about writing, editing, and grammar.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Dual Vs. Duel
Talk about two homophones that constantly trip up even the savviest of writers! Do you know the difference between dual and duel? Read more to find out.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Altar Vs. Alter
When we say altar, we are referring to the elevated table or structure used as a center of worship or ritual in churches, temples, shrines, and other places of worship. But what do we mean when we write alter? Read more to find out.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Weather Vs. Whether
One is used to talk about the climate outside while the other means expressing doubt or choosing between two alternatives. Never confuse the two again by reading this post.
It's (with the apostrophe) is a contraction and is short for it is or it has. Meanwhile, Its (without the apostrophe) is the possessive form of It. Read this blog to learn more.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: New Year's or New Years
You never want to write it as "New Years" when referring to December 31 or January 1 because now you've made Years plural by not adding the apostrophe 's.' Read more.
7 Grammar Mistakes To Avoid in Business Writing
There are long lists with even more grammar mistakes to avoid in business writing, but below are the seven that I see the most in my daily adventures with the written word.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Roll Vs. Role
Roll vs. Role – what's the difference? Knowing which one to use in a sentence can be a sticking point for many people – even the most veteran of writers.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Waver Vs. Waiver
One means to relinquish rights to something, while the other refers to steadily moving back and forth. Do you know the difference?
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Pour, Pore, Poor
Would you like me to pour you a cup of coffee, or pore you a cup of coffee? Or is it poor? You should really read this blog post to learn more.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Buy, By, Bye
Buy typically refers to when we acquire or purchase something with money. But what about by or bye? Do you know the difference between this trio of words?
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Reign, Rein, Rain
Do you find yourself getting tripped up on the differences between these three words? Don't worry because you're not alone. Read this blog to catch yourself up to speed.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Pedal, Peddle, Petal
Are you showing up door to door and peddling a new product or service? Do you pedal a bike? Read more to find out.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Is It A Lot, Alot, or Allot?
Let's cut to the chase and eliminate alot from the conversation. It's not a word, even though the correct spelling (a lot) sounds like it should be one word when you say it.
When Christmas And Grammar Meet
Here are a few of the funny memes and pictures I found online. And, of course, they all have to do with Christmas and grammar.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Into Vs. In To
Into vs. in to – what's the difference? Knowing which one to use in a sentence can be a sticking point for many people – even the most veteran of writers.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: There, Their, They're
It is very easy to confuse the words there, their, and they're if you aren't careful. Slow down, read this blog post, and then try again.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Your Vs. You're
This blog post is a lot further down on the list than I'd like it to be, but I'm just following the order in which I've posted them online. This is important for EVERYONE to read.
15 Words That Are Hard To Spell
Even after all these years, there are more words out there that I stumble on than I care to admit. It often takes slowing down my typing or even spelling the word out loud as I type to make sure I get it right. Here are 15 that tend to trip most people up.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Compliment Vs. Complement
One is a polite expression of praise or admiration, and the other one is not. Do you know the difference? Whether you do or not, here is a quick refresher.
Edit This Grammar Lesson: Last Vs. Past
You should pay close attention the next time you need to use one of these two words in a sentence. There is a big difference, one that will alter the meaning of the sentence.
Pluralizing Last Names: Are You Sure You Need That Apostrophe?
These flubs tend to pop up more during the holidays, as families rush to get their Christmas cards in the mail on time. They don't think anything of it when they write, "Merry Christmas from the Butler's!" But they need to because it's incredibly wrong.
Don't Be Lazy: Use Proper Grammar When Talking To Your Kids
Use of proper grammar often goes out the window when we talk to our children, and as parents, we really need to be mindful of that. Use proper grammar at all times, because those little eyes and ears are watching and listening.
Epic Spelling, Grammar Fails That Make Us All Laugh
Anyone who has paid attention over the years to our Facebook page has probably seen a few posts here and there with pictures of unfortunate misspellings or punctuation issues found in everyday life. I put the majority of them into this blog post.
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