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Lives vs. Lifes: A Comparison

In this article, I will define these words, compare them, and give examples of the different ways that these words are used in everyday conversation.The word life.The word l-i-f-e is a singular noun, pronounced with a long “i”, rhyming with the w...

added by teril
21 hours ago

What

What is generally a compound relative, including both the antecedent and the relative, and is equivalent to that which; as, "This is What I wanted;" that is, that which, or, the thing which I wanted. What is compounded of which that. These words hav...

added by kirkham
1 month ago

Figure of Speech

Figures of Words are called Tropes, and consist in a word's being employed to signify something that is different from its original meaning; so that by altering the word, we destroy the figure.When we say of a person, that he has a fine taste in wine...

added by kirkham
1 month ago

Rhetoric

GRAMMAR instructs us how to express our thoughts correctly.RHETORIC teaches us to express them with force and elegance.The former is generally confined to the correct application of words in constructing single sentences. The latter treats of the pro...

added by kirkham
2 months ago

Thyme vs. Time

Thyme vs. TimeIn truth, there is in fact a huge difference between the meanings of “thyme” and “time”. Despite their similar spellings, the two words are used in completely different contexts, have completely different meanings and are not co...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Vaccinate vs Vaccine

Vaccinate vs. VaccineIt’s quite obvious how the confusion between “vaccinate” and “vaccine” occurs, as the first six letters of both words are completely identical. But the explanation is also quite simple and easy to remember. The main and...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Vacuum vs. Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum vs. Vacuum CleanerThose who know the meaning of the phrase “vacuum cleaner”, may naturally assume that “vacuum” is just a shorter version, referring to the same cleaning device. But actually, it’s this meaning, and more. Using “vac...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Valentine vs Valentine's Day

Valentine vs. Valentine’s DayAlthough it’s clear that the latter is the name of a day of celebration, beginners may still be confused by the contexts where these two words are used. And that is because there’s more about them than meets the eye...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Vegan vs. Vegetarian

Vegan vs. VegetarianBoth “vegan” and “vegetarian” refer to a diet that consists of products that are not derived from animals. The best clue to remember this is the beginning of the words, which both start with “veg-”, just like ‘vegeta...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Yard vs. Yardstick

Yard vs. YardstickTo keep it brief, the short answer is yes! The word “yardstick” is derived from the primary meaning of the word “yard”. Let's check out both below in detail, to understand more.When do we use “yard”?“Yard” has three ...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Yoga vs. Yogurt

Yoga vs. YogurtThe main reason why you may be tempted to believe that “yoga” is connected to “yogurt” is that they both start with “yog-“. However, this is not a case similar to that of “in” & “inside”, or “electric” and ...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Zero vs. Zilch

Zero vs. ZilchUnlike most confusing word pairs in English, where the main differences are sourced in the meanings of the words, things are different for “zero” and “zilch”. The key and major difference between these two words is actually refl...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Zoo vs. Zoology

If you also feel confused by these two words – quite similar in both spelling and significance – then this article is for you. Read the explanations and examples below to understand what ”zoo” means and what ”zoology” is, and how these tw...

added by Soulwriter
9 months ago

Fortunately vs. Luckily

FortunatelyFortunately is the adverb form of the word fortunate meaning a good or favorable situation that happened by chance. Fortune is derived from Latin and English and is a relatively new word (compared to luckily). For example:I only took $20 c...

added by ramyashankar
1 year ago

How to Come Up with a Niche and Ways to Make Your Blog Thrive

Don’t RushRegardless of your reason for creating one, the overall topic of your blog should be something you're passionate about. However, it’s important that you take things slow and come up with a plan. Rushing often leads to you making mistake...

added by acronimous
1 year ago

How to Improve Your English

Tips to improve English Both spoken and written English are integral skills for complete command over the language. Here we give you some important and sure-shot tips that will help you improve both your spoken and written English. Watch movies with ...

added by ramyashankar
1 year ago

Deal vs. Dealer

Deal vs. Dealer The word "dealer" dealer holds the same suffix “er” as "worker", "painter" or "cooker". If you understand these, there won't be any difficulty in understanding how "dealer" is formed from the word "deal". Adding the suffix "-er" t...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Dear vs. Deer

Dear vs. Deer We'll discuss what "dear" and "deer" mean in a minute. But before we start, let's quickly go through a short explanation on the coincidence that appears when pronouncing "dear vs. deer". Both words sound the same because of their almost...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Delegate vs. Delegation

Delegate vs. Delegation Just like the similar words "dental vs. dentist" or "reward vs. rewarding", "delegate vs. delegation" is a pair of words that are included in the same word family. This means that they both refer to the same concept, but have ...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Dental vs. Dentist

Dental vs. Dentist Both words, "dental" and "dentist" are related to teeth. They both refer to concepts related to the word teeth, therefore they are part of the same word family and it's understandable why they would have similar spellings. Even so,...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Fair vs. Fare #2

Are these two words similar to the "mold vs. mould" scenario?  The same definition spelled differently in UK and US English? Or are there more notable aspects to learn about "fair vs. fare"? Read this article and find out! Fair vs. Fare Let's st...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

In vs. Inn

So in order to give you a better idea of how common "in" is and how often it is used with multiple and distinct meanings in English phrases, let's explain both "in" and "inn" with relevant examples! In vs. Inn If things start nice and simply with "in...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Miss vs. Missing

Miss vs. Missing An important misunderstanding, in regard to the word "missing", is the false impression that it functions as a noun. That happens because some people tend to associate it with words such as "drawing" or "painting", which become nouns...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Mold vs. Mole

Even though "mold" and "mole" may look almost identically for the simple reason of coincidence, they refer to completely different things that we are going to discuss right away! Keep reading for some more detailed explanations and illustrative examp...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

Odd vs. Odds

Odd vs. Odds Clarifying any misunderstandings is our top priority here, at Grammar.com. We want to make sure that we prepare the best explanations for the most confusing sets of words. This is certainly the case for "odd vs. odds", which can be misle...

added by Soulwriter
1 year ago

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