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Using e.g. vs i.e.

How do you know when you’re supposed to use i.e. or e.g.? Watch the video for a better understanding of the difference between the two abbreviations.

An awesome memory trick some people use to remember the difference between i.e. and e.g. is imagining that i.e. means “in essence,” and e.g. sounds like “egg sample (example).”

The difference between acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms

Do you know the differences between an acronym and an abbreviation or an abbreviation and an initialism? Check out the video for the lowdown!

Commonly misused words: All ready or Already?

People often mix up ‘all ready’ and ‘already’ when they write. Check out this video for a detailed explanation of the different meanings of these two words.

An important point to remember is that ‘all ready’ is two words, and the words mean two things: all (as in everyone) ready (as in “Everyone [is] ready”).

Already means something has already happened (e.g., “He was already a rich man, so he didn’t need the cash”).

I before “e” except after “c”

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Sounds silly, right? What do all of these words have in common? They don’t follow the rule, ‘I before E, except after C’. Check out this video to learn more about this grammar quirk!

Liable vs Libel

Have you ever confused the meaning of the words liable and libel? If so, check out this video—and don’t forget to take the quiz at the end to see what you learned!

When to Use the Word ‘Once’

Is it okay to use the word ‘once’ to mean ‘as soon as’?

Yes! Although some hardcore grammarians dislike it, it’s really okay to use ‘once’ as a conjunction meaning ‘as soon as’ or ‘when’ (e.g., Once I pass all my exams, I’ll be fully qualified). Check out this video to learn more!

US vs UK Spelling

Although Americans and the British share the English language, there are many differences in the ways they spell and pronounce some of the words. Check out this video to learn more!

‘Whether’ or ‘If’

When should you use whether or if in a sentence? Check out the video to learn more!

Commonly misused words: Affect or Effect? 

When should you use affect or effect in a sentence? Check out the video to learn more!

Commonly misused words:  Principal or Principle? 

When should you use ‘Principal’ or ‘Principle’ in a sentence? Check out the video to learn more!

E-mail etiquette Part 1

Do you know how to crack the e-mail etiquette code?  Check out this video and receive three great tips on professional e-mail etiquette.

E-mail etiquette Part 2

Avoid these e-mail mistakes when sending an e-mail. Check out series two on e-mail etiquette and receive three great tips on how to respond and address professional e-mails.

E-mail etiquette Part 3

Here’s a cheat sheet on how to compose better e-mails. Check out series three on e-mail etiquette and receive some great tips on how to send work e-mails.

E-mail etiquette Part 4

Check out our final video from our e-mail etiquette series and receive some great tips on how to send work e-mails.

When to Use Hyphens

Are you a hyphen hater? Don’t be! Watch this video to learn the correct ways to use hyphens.