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You might be surprised about how many everyday words and phrases come from Shakespeare. But what about the less common words?
We might think we know how to give thanks. But, in this festive season, it’s important to brush up on our skills to show appreciation for the people in our lives. Here are some musts in a thank-you letter.
Many well-known grammar rules stem from outdated advice. What are some of these unreasonable guidelines and why are they no longer necessary?
What is the active voice, and how can Readable’s passive voice detector help you maintain it?
The adverb is a contentious issue among writers. But, what advice should you follow to become a better writer?
On Valentine’s Day, you can surprise your loved one with a handwritten letter. Let some of history’s most celebrated writers inspire you.
The belief that the Inuit have dozens of different words for snow has become a widely known piece of linguistic trivia. But, where did this belief come from, and how close is it to the truth?
As we move toward the middle of December – already! – we’re thinking about festive children’s books we adore, from their stories to their wonderful illustrations. After all, children’s books are the most readable of all, and we’re all about encouraging children’s early learning.
Modern English lets us down when it comes to swearing. What words from old English can bring back the shock factor?
English has such odd little quirks tucked away in random spots. For native speakers, it comes as second nature to speak and write in certain ways. But, when you stop to really think about what you just said or wrote, it makes no sense. Why are certain things are said or written in that way?