Tagged: grammar

The Best Grammar Tips We Learned This Year

I might be Lifehacker’s parenting editor, but I also took on the unofficial role of the site’s grammar writer this year. Whenever I had to double-check the usage of a word or phrase or...

Stop Grammar Policing the Word ‘They’

If somebody wants to refer to a person whose gender they do not know, or who doesn’t have a gender, they can use a certain very common English language pronoun. You know which one...

When to Use ‘Who’ vs. ‘Whom’

Of all the complicated grammar rules, knowing when to use who versus whom ranks right up there. Get it wrong, and you risk looking like a rube. Get it right and you risk looking...

‘Verbage’ Is Not a Word

If you’ve ever had to pause to ask yourself, “Hmm, which word is correct here… verbiage or verbage,” I’ve got the perfect mnemonic device for you: Verbage is garbage. Read more… Read more

When to Use ‘I.e.’ and ‘E.g.’

Before there was LOL and TLDR and STFU, we had other abbreviations that helped us to quickly and easily convey ideas. These still have a useful place in our writing, because they still help...