Some writers didn't mince words when it came to advice. We'll highlight lesser-known quotes by writers who told it like it is.
Writing letters is becoming a lost art. But, in an era of “Zoom fatigue” and “doomscrolling”, receiving correspondence away from the screen can be a real delight. Why not learn from those who did it best?
Why do we swear? We’ll outline some of the science behind swearing. Read until the end to find out how cursing could actually be good for you.
As a gift to our fellow word nerds, we’ve compiled some amazing and little-known festive English words.
The semicolon is a commonly misunderstood punctuation mark. Find out its purpose, appropriateness and how to best use it.
Confusing the words ‘that’ and ‘which’ is a common grammar mistake. This is because they can both be used as relative pronouns. Find out how to use both.
What are the latest entries to the OED in March 2020, and what do they mean? How do words get into the OED?
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What does it mean to write in the second person? What effect can it have on your writing? We'll help you use it to your advantage.
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.