Flammable vs. Inflammable (Trust me, you want to know this)

For those of you who follow me regularly–yes, I got an A on that paper. For those of you who don’t read me regularly, just be comforted in the fact that you’re reading a blog by a good student. Anyway, back on track. You ever see a pair of kids pajamas that says “Inflammable?” Well–if […]

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Altogether vs. All Together

Sorry about my Darling Husband hijacking my blog yesterday, but it was his birthday and since I was in class, there wasn’t much I could do! So now that I’m back, let’s take a look at altogether and all together. When we’re speaking, you can’t tell the difference between these words. But what happens when […]

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Cannot vs. Can not

“Zomg there’s a difference?!” Yes my friends, there is indeed a difference between cannot and can not. Before I jump into the post, I apologize for the lack of posts as of late–grad school is taking a bit out of me. So, per request, here is cannot and can not!

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Award vs. Reward

So I was talking to someone online today and mentioned something about a reward. I hesitated, hit backspace, and typed award. Back and forth it went. I realized we often use these words interchangeably, but they’re not quite interchangeable. So without further ado, here’s award vs. reward!

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All right vs. Alright

My darling husband has been nagging me to do a post on the word alright. I’ve been avoiding it because I thought it was a stupid post and that everyone knew how to use  all right or alright. Little did I know that even I had no clue how to use it! After some research […]

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The “Oxford” Comma (Part 2 of the Comma Series)

Before I start my post, I want to apologize for a lack of posts over the past few days. I had my commencement ceremony this week and will be starting graduate school this Monday; I’m sure you can imagine how hectic these past few days have been. In what-seems-like-a-decade-ago, I wrote Part 1 of the […]

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Irregardless: Is it a word?

I don’t even think I need an introduction on this one. This word was even brought into question on the popular TV show Family Guy. Stewie becomes President and claims, “Any person who uses the words ‘irregardless’, ‘a-whole-nuther’, ‘all-of-a-sudden’ will be sent to a work camps.” Wow! Well I won’t send you to a work […]

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Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure

Not only are these three words spelled similarly, they also have similar meanings. The main “basis” of these words is to guarantee something in some way, shape, or form. However, there are small intricacies other than that, so let’s take a look at these words individually.

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Enquire vs. Inquire

Come on. They’re only one vowel different. And heck, the vowel sounds are similar! These two words share a very deep, dark secret (well, “dark” as far as the English language goes), so keep reading to find out how these two devious words work!

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Was vs. Were

NOTE: When all else fails, use a picture of a cat! 😀 Time for a post that’s actually really hard for me to write about! I had a tutor suggest doing was and were, which is something I was subconsciously avoiding because–frankly–I didn’t know how to use them! After some extensive research I’m here to […]

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