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Capitalize those brand names

Here is a list of products you should capitalize in your writing because they are actually brand names.

Song titles gone bad

We just can’t let them off the Eng­­lish language hook. You know, those poets and song lyricists who either just don’t get it or don’t really care. Or perhaps proper grammar destroys the beat and coolness of the titles. Anyway, here are some of your favorite songs that sport some cringe-worthy grammatical errors in their titles.

Are you saying these words wrong?

Good grammar and proper phrasing are important to projecting a professional image in the workplace. Grammarly’s Kimberly Joki reviews five of the most common incorrectly used words and phrases.

Lie/Lay/Lying/Laying

Lie is an intransitive verb (one that does not take an object), meaning “to recline.” Its principal parts are lie, lay (past tense), lain (past participle) and lying (present participle) ...

Redundant redundancies

Here are some common redundancies that you should exterminate completely (redundancy intended) from your writing and speech.

Watch out for these 6 tricky expressions

Even the most grammar conscious people can still make mistakes, writes Sharon Reynolds for Hubspot. Here are the six expressions people still use incorrectly.

How many of these tricky sentences would trip you up?

Take this 10-question quiz to see if you're a grammar ace.

Avoid these common word mistakes

Using a word incorrectly can harm your image, writes Jeff Haden for LinkedIn. These common words can trip up even strong writers.

Which words do you misuse?

You may think you know what these words mean, but is it possible you’re mistaken?

10 grammar rules that really aren't rules

Grammar is full of rules, and those who know them sometimes like to call out those who don’t. But some oft-stated rules are really just myths, as grammar blogger Mignon Fogarty writes at Mental Floss.