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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.
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.
The American Psychological Association publishes style and grammar guidelines, designed to assist psychology professionals, academics, and students with formal writing.
Americans use “afterward” for formal writing, but “afterwards” is the standard spelling outside of the United States.
Maybe you’ve read that someone “played in a bush league,” or perhaps you’ve even heard something described as being “bush league.”
Nonfiction writing recounts real experiences, people, and periods. Fiction writing involves imaginary people, places, or periods...
Between Words with Friends and crossword puzzles, you'll blow away both buddies and rivals by boosting your usage of the letter B.
As a kid, did your parents ever tell you to “sleep tight” when they tucked you into bed?