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Ask the Editor #10

The tenth installment of Ask the Editor.

I Before E - Ask the Editor - Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster's Ask the Editor section on I before E.

Ask The Editor #1

The first installment of Ask the Editor.

Ask the Editor #8

The Eighth installment of Ask the Editor.

Ask the Editor #9

The ninth installment of Ask the Editor.

Literally - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

An old-fashioned rule we can no longer put up with. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Fun, Funner, Funnest - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Why does it sound strange to say “funner” or “funnest?" See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ask the Editor #6

The sixth installment of Ask the Editor.

Is None Singular or Plural? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Or both? Or neither? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Sneaked vs. Snuck - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

How the irregular snuck sneaked into the dictionary. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ask the Editor #3

The third installment of Ask the Editor.

Ask the Editor #2

The second installment of Ask the Editor.

Ask the Editor #5

The fifth installment of Ask the Editor.

Ask the Editor #4

The fourth installment of Ask the Editor.

"Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

"Mischievous," "nuclear," and other words to pronounce with caution. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ask the Editor #7

The seventh installment of Ask the Editor.

Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Good news for those who feel stuffy saying "whom." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

The Awkward Case of "His or Her" - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Despite what the grammar police might say, it's actually fine to use "their" as a singular pronoun. See more videos at ...

How to Read a French Menu - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Enjoy some vichyssoise or amuse-bouche without begging pardon for your French. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Its vs. It's - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Some practical guidance, and interesting history, about a common mistake. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Further vs. Farther - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

They started as same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Schwa - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

The most common vowel sound in English causes many spelling problems. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Malaprop - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

A malapropism, or malaprop, is the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase, especially the use of a word sounding somewhat ...

Webster’s Dictionary of 1864 - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

The landmark edition that transformed the way dictionaries are made. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Michael Jackson - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Michael Jackson's death sent many people to the dictionary. What did they look up? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Pictures in the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

The story of those iconic illustrations. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.