Grammar

The adventures and mis-adventures of our crazy language

Grammar

Shoe-In or Shoo-In?

When writing about something that is considered to be a sure thing, should that guaranteed outcome be referred to as a shoe-in or shoo-in?
Grammar

Born or Borne?

Of the two words born or borne, the first one is usually well-understood. But the second one can be a bit more tricky. Here's how to tell the difference.
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Away or Aweigh?

When choosing between away or aweigh, a writer is dealing with homophones: words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings.
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