National Grammar Day is upon us! Last week, the Grammarly team asked our Facebook fans to share original photos that capture some of the exceptional, awkward, and hilarious writing errors that they encounter every day. As a result, we received nearly 200 photo submissions that visually represent some difficult facts that have become representative of the state of English writing skills today. In the United States alone, low literacy (the ability to read and write) costs the economy $225 billion a year in lost productivity; and, writers who are not yet… MORE →
definitely -adv. Without question and beyond doubt. — The mother definitely has love for her child. defiant -adj. 1. Defying. 2. Boldly resisting opposition. – adv. — defiantly
Serial Comma (Within List Of Similar Elements) When creating a list or series of multiple things which are similar, commas should be used to separate each item in the list. N.B. American English requires the use of a comma before the last and in a list; British English does not. Be sure to follow local protocol, particularly in formal writing. Teenagers are often anxious to grow up, get a job, and move out of their parents’ house. If you look carefully, there are three things teenagers want to do: 1) grow up, 2) get a job,… MORE →
palindrome -n. A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units which has the property of reading the same forwards as it does backwards, character for character, sometimes disregarding punctuation, capitalization and diacritics.Level, madam and racecar are examples of single word palindromes. A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction. _______________________________________________ Grammarly will be doing a number of palindromes posters. Share your favorite palindromes to have them turned into posters!
Bear and bare are homophones—words that sound alike but have different meanings. bear -v. 1. To carry something. 2. To be equipped with something. the right to bear arms ________________________________________________ bear -n. 1. A large omnivorous mammal, related to the dog and raccoon, having shaggy hair, a very small tail, and flat feet; a member of family Ursidae, particularly of subfamily Ursinae (informal) An animal that resembles a bear, such as a koala or ant bear. (Visit Grammarly Words for a more complete definition.) __________________________________________________ bare -adj. Minimal; that is or are just sufficient…. MORE →