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What Does the Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions Mean?

Good intentions are, well, a good thing! Hell, on the other hand, isn’t so great. So what could the two possibly have to do with one another?

Words That Start With D: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

If you dream of developing your vocabulary, why not delight in words that start with the letter D?

Learnt vs learned?

  • mmAlanna Madden
  • July 8, 2020
  • grammar

Learnt (UK) and learned (US) are past tense forms of the irregular verb “learn.”

What Does the Buck Stops Here Mean?

The phrase the buck stops here is a classic idiom, in that it’s difficult to figure out the saying’s meaning just by looking at the individual words that comprise it.

When to Use a Comma Before “Including”

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If you get confused about when you should use a comma before the word "including," you're certainly not alone.

Presume vs assume?

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  • mmAlanna Madden
  • July 5, 2020
  • grammar

The verbs presume and assume each mean “take for granted,” but assume also describes the act of pretending, absorbing responsibility, or taking over a role.

What Does No Quarter Mean?

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If you’ve ever heard the phrase no quarter, you may be quick to think it has something to do with money—more specifically, a lack of pocket change.

How to Cite a Lecture in APA Style

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The American Psychological Association publishes style and grammar guidelines, designed to assist psychology professionals, academics, and students with formal writing.

Afterward or afterwards?

  • mmAlanna Madden
  • July 2, 2020
  • grammar

Americans use “afterward” for formal writing, but “afterwards” is the standard spelling outside of the United States.