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How to Write a Great Cover Letter. 'Kinda' and 'Wanna': Real Words or Not?
‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?
‘Dinner’ or ‘Supper’? How to Write a Thank-You Note
‘Trooper’ and ‘Trouper.” Why Is It Called a Spelling Bee?
'Calvary' or 'Cavalry'? Spelling Bee Interview.
Is a Troop One Person or a Group? It Is What It Is.
‘Council’ or ‘Counsel’? Direct and Indirect Quotations. Oxymorons.
When to Capitalize 'Mom.' In the Doldrums.
Co-worker. Barefaced and Baldfaced Lies. Mixed Metaphors.
Are sports team names singular or plural? Do you say your piece or say your peace?
'Lay' and 'Lie.' 'Grill' and 'Grille.' 'Warsh.'
The Prodigal Tongue. Odoriferous. Battle Royale.
Humor with Adverbs. Noisome. Receipts. Case Quarters.
Illeism. Named For or After? Misinformation and Disinformation.
Dictionary.com Starts Defining Emoji (an interview with Jane Solomon)
The Pin/Pen Merger. American. 'Half-Staff' or 'Half-Mast'?
.The Proof Is in the Pudding. Oddness When You Start a Sentence with "There Is"
Top 10 Grammar Myths. How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names.
Pull Idioms. Surprising Food Names. Dillydally.