Grammar rules

Want to learn how to write clearly and correctly? Find out how to avoid common mistakes

The erosion of ‘you’re’ for ‘your’ is just the latest example of a centuries-old habit

Embracing non-standard dialects may be the next frontier for workplace diversity

People who invite ‘yourself’ to a meeting are reviving a centuries-old irritation

It is easy to steer clear of hypercorrection once you know how

English grammar is inconsistent

Attention spans are short, so choose your language carefully

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Good writing requires subtle interpretation of the rules

Social media and short messages do not protect us from misunderstandings

British Airways, KPMG and Lib Dems employ the ‘comma splice’

Those who do not understand a language’s structure do not know the rules they break

As the meaning of terms evolve, should we offend the linguistic purists?

Children need to learn grammar to teach them the language for work

Knowledge of how the language is put together helps with getting your point across