I've used Grammarly for as long as I can remember (and my memory stretches back at least two months, maybe even longer), and I can confirm that the AI overlords are not beyond human grammar-checkers just yet
When you are aware of your own consciousness — meaning your own individual scattershot thoughts, like what to make for lunch, whether to cross the street, or when it's time to go hit the pillow — what do you hear?
Discussions of prose style very seldom concern themselves with the actual grammar of sentences. We think of grammar as strict and harsh, something punitive, prescriptive. And yet grammar is the key to much of what makes sentences sing.
Goya. A small word, but one that contains multitudes. It is one of those mythic beasts, the "untranslatables," the foreign words that supposedly lack any equivalent in English. Lists of them spread virally online. But for now, let us examine goya.
If someone asks you a question online or over text, do not respond with "OK." or "Yes." You might use "sure" or "yep" without punctuation; you should probably add an exclamation mark. Otherwise you might sound passive aggressive, dismissive, or angry. There's a good reason for this.
While English is not *the* hardest language to learn — that concept itself, that there is a most difficult language in the world, is faulty — there are definitely some quirks within the language that makes it tricky for foreign speakers.