Readable grammar 101: semicolons

The semicolon is a commonly misunderstood punctuation mark. Find out its purpose, appropriateness and how to best use it.  

8 September 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readable grammar 101: That VS Which

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.

2 April 2020 by Laura Kelly

New entries in the OED: March 2020

What are the latest entries to the OED in March 2020, and what do they mean? How do words get into the OED? 

26 March 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readable grammar 101: A valentine edition

Where does the apostrophe go, anyway? Does bad grammar make for unsuccessful dating? Why February 14th? And more from us to you this Valentine’s Day...

13 February 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readable grammar 101 – writing in the second person

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.

30 January 2020 by Laura Kelly

5 Shakespearean words we should use more often

You might be surprised about how many everyday words and phrases come from Shakespeare. But what about the less common words?

3 December 2019 by Laura Kelly

How to write a thank-you note

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.

27 November 2019 by Laura Kelly

5 grammar “rules” which aren’t real

Many well-known grammar rules stem from outdated advice. What are some of these unreasonable guidelines and why are they no longer necessary? 

7 November 2019 by Laura Kelly

Are you using the active voice in your content?

What is the active voice, and how can Readable’s passive voice detector help you maintain it?

31 May 2019 by Laura Kelly

Are adverbs the enemy of powerful writing?

The adverb is a contentious issue among writers. But, what advice should you follow to become a better writer?

21 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

3 authors’ love letters to inspire you this Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, you can surprise your loved one with a handwritten letter. Let some of history’s most celebrated writers inspire you.

14 February 2019 by Laura Kelly

Do Inuits really have 50 words for snow?

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?

8 February 2019 by Laura Kelly