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"A" vs. "An" - When to Use

A Historic Topic - A vs. AnWriters sometimes confuse the use of the articles a and an. We were all taught that a precedes a word starting with a consonant and that an prece...

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4 years ago

Conjugating the Verb "To Be"

Now let’s take the verb to be through a complete conjugation. But first, consider its uniqueness.To Be, Unique Among All VerbsIn the entire English language, one verb stands out: the verb to be. It serves more roles than most verbs, for it ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Five Kinds of Verbs - An Overview

F. Scott Fitzgerald is quoted as saying, “All fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentence.”Let’s look back and make certain we all understand the five kinds of verbs. Broadly, we have two groups of main verbs, action and no-action, w...

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4 years ago

Grammer vs. Grammar

In the English language, numerous words have sometimes multiple spellings while their meaning remains the same. However, that is not the case for grammar and grammer respectively as they cannot be used as synonyms of each other. With the help of this...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

“Each” - Singular or Plural?

Under the traditional rule, the indefinite pronoun each is always singular and takes a singular verb.Thus: Each of the golfers wants to win the PGA. Each of us wishes for success....

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added by edgood
4 years ago

When to use “Would” instead of “Will”

Many non-native English learners find it confusing when it comes to the uses of “would”. The word “would” has miscellaneous uses, so confusion is not unlikely. This post aims to clear the confusion. Most of the times, the source of the confus...

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added by otikkrom
3 years ago

"Different from" vs. "Different than"

Watch OutThe word than typically follows a comparative adjective, such as closer or more bizarre. You would thus say: K  Street is closer than M Stre...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

The correct way to use commas with names and titles

Case 1 Look at the sentences below – ...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

On Board vs. Onboard

Have you ever wondered if you are on board or onboard a train or a plane? What about the time you agreed to help your friend carry out a crazy plan? Are you on board with his crazy idea or onboard? The answer is same for both questions as even though...

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added by angbeenc
3 years ago

Difference between Clause and Phrase

A sentence in English language can divided into various parts. Each part of a sentence serves its relative...

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added by angbeenc
2 years ago

Me vs. I

Although these two are written and pronounced completely differently, "me" and "I" are often used interchangeably or used in the wrong context.Let's uncover the main difference between them and the correct ways to use these words!Me vs. I The main di...

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added by malza
4 years ago

coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention

Expressions such as coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention, and others do not act as ...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Fair vs. Fare

English language is filled with difficult and puzzling type of words. One of the type of words is homophones that are pronounced the same way but mean and spell differently. The words we are discussing today are one of the common pairs of homophones....

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Travelled vs. Traveled

Lee travelled to the Middle East during vacations. ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Gray vs. Grey

Which is correct, Grey or Gray? What is the difference?These common questions, which many writer, and indeed readers ask, have never been fully answered.The quick answer is simple. There is no difference and both are correct. They are even pronounced...

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added by jillvance
4 years ago

Enrol vs. Enroll

Enrol vs. Enroll...

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added by acronimous
4 years ago

2. Where Do Adverbs Go?

Many writers make a mistake.As we learned in the section on verbs, every one-word verb has a one-word present tense and a one-word past tense. Thus: I write and I wrote. These one-word verbs are called simple verbs.Recall that all other ten...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

States of Adjective: -er or more, -est or most

How to Form the States of AdjectivesYou ask, therefore, how to tell when to use the ‑er and ‑est endings and when to use the helping words more and most? There’s no hard and fast rule, but some rules of thumb will help:Syll...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

Organize vs. Organise

They hired a professional to help organize their wedding. His office is a mess. He needs someone to help him organise his work. ...

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added by angbeenc
4 years ago

Gage vs. Gauge

A commonly misspelled word is "gauge". Not only is it written wrongly in an inappropriate context, but its meaning is also confused with the signification of the word "gage". Let's discuss the difference between "gage" and "gauge" so that you clearly...

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added by malza
4 years ago

While vs. Whilst

While as a conjunction and adverbWhen used as conjunction/adverb, both the words mean during or at the same time as. They can also mean whereas (in the context of comparison). In the above sentence, we can replace ‘whereas’ with while or whilst a...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Chapter 10 - “Lead” vs. “Led”

“Yesterday, they lead us astray.”Here’s a quickie. Read on to learn that led is the correct word.Lead vs. Led: An OverviewMany writers think that the word lead is pronounce...

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added by edgood
4 years ago

If I Was vs. If I Were

Was vs WereAs simple as that, in past tense, was is used for singular noun/pronoun and were for plural. For example, I was going to the market and we were going to the market.If I wasThis is a situation that could have happened. That’s because it h...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

Maybe vs. May be

English language has a lot of compound words that refer to two completely different words being joined together to give a meaning that is usually different or same from the original meaning of the two words. These words include; goodbye, passport, po...

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added by angbeenc
3 years ago

Clearer vs. More Clear

Clear (adjective)When something is understandable or transparent, we say it is clear. Some examples would be – ‘The water is crystal clear’¸ The concept is ‘clear’.Clearer, clearly is the comparative degree made in a similar manner as many...

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added by ramyashankar
2 years ago

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