vocabulary

‘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…

Common Grammatical Mistakes Everyone Makes

Common Grammatical Mistakes Everyone Makes

No one can recognise our relentless misuse of the English language quite like an editor. Misplace a modifier, and your editor will (hopefully) let you know. Over-use intensifiers such as “very,” “just,” and “really,” and your editor will tell you that you’re not doing your writing any favours. My editor…