Regarding indefinite articles, this basic rule applies: “a” before a consonant, and “an” before a vowel. But is this always true?
Spelling in the English language can be several things: simple, extraordinary, or tenacious. But one adjective describes it best: inconsistent. Many English learners have a hard time remembering all the rules of orthography and punctuation.
Diseases, theories, and objects are sometimes named after their discoverers. But do we capitalize the resulting compounds?
Our mixed bag explains how to spell these words correctly: lieutenant, rhythm, miniscule vs. minuscule, and colonel.
How do I spell languages, places, and nationalities correctly? Why should I be sensitive about where to put a hyphen?
The rules of using a hyphen are quite puzzling. We shed a light on where to put an obligatory hyphen, and when to avoid the punctuation mark.