With the frigid weather that swept the USA this week, many of us have been “freezing our butts off” (a frequently used, colloquial phrase in English that implies weather so cold that our buns turn to ice!). Some other cold weather phrases are: To come in from the cold (bring in from the cold): to be welcome in or become part of a group, particularly if you are new or alone. Susan brought me in from the cold when she offered for me to join the team. To leave someone out… MORE →
Yoda is a reminder of how funny a bit of poor grammar can be around the holidays. The holiday spirit moves many people to wax poetic. However, even though their hearts may be in the right place, their grammar often isn’t. Check out some infamous holiday quotes, and see what they really imply: “No man is a failure who has friends.” – It’s a Wonderful Life Clarence may be an angel, but his grammar is less than angelic. He is saying that there isn’t a man alive who is a failure… MORE →
Today is day 12 of National Novel Writing Month. Week two is notoriously difficult for those participating in the marathon of novel-writing. Don’t give up! According to NaNoWriMo.org, by the end of the day, writers should be at about 20,000 of 50,000 words. What are your writing goals for today? How are you doing?
No matter what writing style you use — general, business, academic, technical, casual, or creative — the Grammarly® Editor can help. That’s why we were so excited to participate in a recent event originating from the National Council of Teachers of English. National Day on Writing took place on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. As part of the event, thousands of writers tweeted their compositions, posting them to Twitter using the hashtag #WhatIWrite. Some participants added an additional hashtag, #GrammarlyEdits, to their tweets to take part in Grammarly’s drawing… MORE →
Recently, we ran a poll on our Facebook page in order to determine what our community thought was the coolest English word. Here were the top ten results: While you have probably heard many of these fun words, we wanted to make sure that you know how to use them correctly. Here are the definitions of these cool words: 1) discombobulate: v., upset, confuse. 2) plethora: n., excess, superfluity. 3) juxtaposition, n., the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also, the state of being so placed. 4) serendipity, n., luck… MORE →