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Grammar Quiz: Do You Know Your Commas?

Most of us think we know when to use commas and when to leave them out. We went to elementary school, after all. Still, many of us get it wrong from time to time ... do you?

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  • 10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use Commas

    10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use Commas

    Commas are notoriously tricky punctuation marks, and with good reason. So how can you know if you're using them correctly? It comes down to one question: Is it essential? See more »

  • 10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

    10 Cover-ups That Just Made Things Worse

    G. Gordon Liddy once observed that the trouble with conspiracies is people can't keep their mouths shut. He should know: He was part of one of the most notorious cover-ups in history. Which was it and what were the other nine? See more »

  • 10 Weird Elevator Etiquette Rules

    10 Weird Elevator Etiquette Rules

    To make the best out of your next 30-second trip in vertical transportation horror, follow our 10 weird (but indispensable!) rules of elevator etiquette. See more »

  • 10 Wrong Grammar Rules Everyone Knows

    10 Wrong Grammar Rules Everyone Knows

    Will the grammar police really arrest you if you start a sentence with a conjunction or end one with a preposition? There's only one way to find out. See more »

  • Does proper spelling really matter?

    Does proper spelling really matter?

    The teacher might still mark "becaws" and "of coarse" in your second-grader's spelling work, but in this age of speed and concision, is it still worth the time to learn proper spelling? See more »

  • Enduring Voices: The Extinct Languages Quiz

    Enduring Voices: The Extinct Languages Quiz

    Dead languages are more than words lost to the ages. They represent entire cultures, civilizations and people history struggles to remember. See how much you know about long-departed dialects and those that are still in danger of extinction. See more »

  • Grammar Quiz: Do You Know Your Commas?

    Grammar Quiz: Do You Know Your Commas?

    Most of us think we know when to use commas and when to leave them out. We went to elementary school, after all. Still, many of us get it wrong from time to time ... do you? See more »

  • How a Concierge Works

    How a Concierge Works

    A concierge's work is more varied than ever as they take care of all the things most of us struggle to find time to do. Let this article change your mind about how you think the job of a concierge works. See more »

  • How Body Language Works

    How Body Language Works

    "You can't hide your lyin' eyes," cautioned the Eagles, and they're right. We like to think that words count, but do they communicate as clearly as body language? See more »

  • How Braille Works

    How Braille Works

    In spite of being so easy to overlook, Braille is amazing. Learn how Braille gives blind people an efficient method for communication and learning. See more »

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