The Associated Press insists on the two-letter spelling. The Chicago Manual of Style says either spelling is okay, but that the “okay” spelling looks more ….
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My take? “Irregardless” is not a word that should ever be used in the narrative text. I do concede that it could be just fine ….
Perhaps ironically, Alanis Morissette’s song entitled “Isn’t it Ironic?” has little to do with irony. Irony has several meanings, all of which include some type ….
“Into” and “in to” are two distinct words and phrases, but they’re often used almost interchangeably, even though they shouldn’t be. “Into” is a single ….
Something ingenious shows intellectual creativity, cleverness, and inventiveness. If someone compares you to Albert Einstein, he is implying that you, too, are ingenious. Someone who ….
Incredible describes something you can’t believe because it’s so right, like an incredible double rainbow. Incredulous describes how you feel when you can’t believe something ….
The phrase en route which means “on or along the way” is borrowed from the French and has been in common use in English since ….
We borrowed the phrase en masse from the French. The first use dates back to the 18th century. Example: The mob marched en masse to ….
To imply means to suggest something without saying it outright. To infer means to draw a conclusion from what someone else implies. Both verbs have ….
Confession. This one drives me a little bit crazy. The word impacted is an adjective. The word impact is a noun. Yet sentences such as ….