Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
Do you know how many types of phrase there are in English, and how each of them is used? Check out our guidelines on phrases to find out.
A relative clause is one that’s connected to the main clause of a sentence by a word such as who, whom, which, that, or whose. Find out how they should be used.
We all use sentences every day – but you might not know the difference between simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences. We break it down.
Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
How did the orangutan get its name? What about the aardvark or the squirrel? We delve into the jungle of animal etymologies.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.