vocabulary

The Best Grammar Tips We Learned Last Year

The Best Grammar Tips We Learned Last Year

I might be Lifehacker’s parenting editor, but I also took on the unofficial role of the site’s grammar writer in 2019. Whenever I had to double-check the usage of a word or phrase or recalled a mnemonic device I found useful, I wrote about it. And then I’d get specific…

‘Vacay’ Is Now A Real Word, According To Merriam-Webster

‘Vacay’ Is Now A Real Word, According To Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster is at it again, adding hundreds of new words to its English dictionary, a process it refers to as “a happy fact of life for a living language”. We happen to share in their excitement over new words. It is a happy fact, after all, that they’ve finally expanded…

How To Use Lay, Lie, Lain And Laid

How To Use Lay, Lie, Lain And Laid

Once in a while, you just feel like laying down to take a nap, right? No, you do not. You have just committed the (common) sin of mixing up your lays and your lies.