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
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?