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?
The German language can be soft and even melodious at times. Here are some examples of German's more lyrical side.
Understanding how English fits together is the key to good grammar and great readability.
English is known for interesting oddities, including some fabulous American town names. From the obscure to the sublime, it makes traveling through the US even more interesting.
They sound so similar and, as one of the most common grammar mistakes, they trip a lot of people up. When I see it used incorrectly, it makes me want to scream. What is the heinous crime I talk about? It's improper use of they're/their/there.