Anymore and Everyday or Any More and Every Day?

Anymore and Everyday or Any More and Every Day?

This site addresses a number of confusing word pairs, including less and fewer, effect and affect, and lie and lay.  Sometimes writers are confused by the difference between the one-word modifiers anymore and everyday and the two-word phrases “any more”...
They, Them, and Their Can Sometimes Be Singular

They, Them, and Their Can Sometimes Be Singular

Editors at Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary caused quite a stir when they tweeted on September 17, 2019, that “the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ has been added to the dictionary.” Their tweet addresses a frequently asked question: can they (or...
Effect or Affect?

Effect or Affect?

We deal with many confusing word pairs on this site, including lay and lie, I and me, and bad and badly. This article helps us distinguish between effect and affect, two words that cause a great deal of trouble because each of them can serve as a noun or a verb. Which...
Lie or Lay?

Lie or Lay?

This website addresses a number of confusing word pairs, including effect and affect, sit and set, and bad and badly, just to name a few. But none are more confusing than lie and lay. These verbs have traditionally held very different meanings. Simply put, to lie...