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Snuck or Sneaked (or Snooked?)

When first learning English, conjugating verbs can often seem like a piece of cake. Although this is true for most regular verbs, the situation can get a little more confusing when you take irregular verbs into account. On top of this, some English words can be… continue reading

Labeled or Labelled? Are Both Right?

Was that folder labeled or was it labelled?  Although they may seem to be two different words entirely, “labeled” and “labelled” are words that refer to the same thing. To be clear, however, they do have a difference in their dialect usage. When To Use… continue reading

What Does “Touch Base” Mean?

Let’s discuss the meaning and original of “touch base.” Colloquial idioms can be extremely difficult for native English speakers and English learners. They are confusing to use with a grammar context, and they people often don’t know what they mean. In the case of “touch… continue reading

Follow Up, Follow-Up, or Followup?

Ever got stuck scratching your head about whether its follow up, follow-up, or followup?  Let’s shed some light here: “Follow up” is a verb form meaning the act of checking on something or pursuing further examination on a topic. “Follow-up” is a noun form describing… continue reading

Is Payed a Word? Or Is it Paid?

What is the proper way to talk about the verb “to pay” in the past tense? Is it paid or payed? The infinitive “to pay” has many meanings, most relating to offering something (most commonly money) to someone else, commonly in return for services or… continue reading

So, When Do You Need a Comma Before “So”?

“So” is commonly used as an adverb, conjunction, interjection, and even a pronoun. A comma is required before “so” only when it functions as a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions join two independent clauses to create a compound sentence.   Do I Need a Comma Before “So?”… continue reading