gram·ma·ry /ˈɡramərē/

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Grammar Chaos: (E)Specially Difficult to Distinguish

Mar 01, 2017

Specially and Especially are a tricky pair of words. Their definitions are so close that you simply can’t avoid mixing up the two. The difference is determined by the context in which the term is used. Specially is an adverb, with the adjective form special. Special means “distinguished in ...
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Grammar Chaos: "They" is Not What You Think

Feb 22, 2017

The American Dialect Society surprised half of the world’s grammarians with its proclamation of the 2015 word of the year. Beating out newfangled terms, such as on fleek (an adjective, meaning “impeccable”) and ammosexual (a noun, meaning “a person who fetishizes firearms”) is a humble ...
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Grammar Chaos: Much Abuse “Very” Writing

Feb 15, 2017

Very many writers have a very bad habit of overusing “very.” The word “very” is an adverb that, when added to an adjective, implies emphasis or multiplies its effect. This problem has been ongoing for years. So many authors have put in their two cents regarding the issue. Mark Twain sug...
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