The Better English category features all blog posts related to improving your English. There are tips on spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation.

What’s the difference between Unlawful and Illegal?

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Unlawful versus Illegal. In the office recently we had a discussion around the two terms. In relation to a recent political decision around Brexit in the UK, Boris Johnson's actions were said to be unlawful. What does that mean?

Can you work this out?

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Here's a quick puzzle for you to test your English. Can you work…
Super Woman

English Superhero’s Spelling Quiz

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The STAR Team Like The Quiz? Share it with your friends…
Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th — a little knowledge to quell the fear

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Black cats are synonymous with superstitions on Friday the 13th…
What is a googol?

World’s Largest Named Number

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World's Largest Named Number: Googol Sometime in the 1930s,…
The Origins of POSH

Posh Beginnings

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La-Di-Da! The word posh has been in use in modern English…
The Magic E in English spelling.

Magic E: Silent but Useful

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English spelling rule: The Magic E. Better English: The Magic…
Letter Q in spelling

Letter Q in Spelling, English

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Master the Letter Q in Spelling, English Q is one of the trickier…
New words enter OED, 2015

OED Unveils 500 New Words in English

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OED, New Words in English Language The OED, otherwise known…
Arrow pointing at the dots over both i and j, known as tittle

Just a Tittle

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Just a tittle Just a Tittle Bit For every jot and tittle in…