In standard English, double negatives are considered “bad grammar.” Here’s what they are and why you should avoid using them in your writing.
The English language is said to have a simple grammar. We'll look into the matter and try to find out whether it's possible to get through the diffuse and seemingly endless rules. Soon you will know that adverbs are not the same as adverbials and conditional is not the same as subjunctive.
What are reflexive pronouns, and how do we form them? We explain why “themselves” is not the same as “them” and “each other”.
Aside from its many meanings, the verb “to let” offers two challenges: “let’s” versus “lets”, as well as “let + (to) + infinitive”.
When should I use “you and I”, and when is it better to say “you and me”? We explain the difference, and two recent changes in their usage.
In informal speech, using a verb as a noun may be acceptable. But we’ll show you three strategies to avoid this conversion when writing.
Linking words, connectives, transition words—so many labels for these linguistic devices. But do they always need to be preceded by a comma?
There are grammar challenges every native speaker overcomes intuitively. An example of this phenomenon is the distinction between “who” and “whom”.
An apostrophe can indicate possession. But how do I know when to put it in front of, or after the “s”? Read our article.
Most of the time, we know which verb form belongs to which noun. But in some cases, the boundaries between plural and singular nouns are blurred.
We show you why it is not always easy to differentiate between singular and plural nouns, as some rare cases can be both.