Let’s say that your best friend tells you that she’s about to sue her business partner, but she doesn’t want you to tell anyone just yet. Is she asking you to be discrete? Or is she asking you to be
You’ve probably come across the terms all right and alright before. But you may be a bit confused about how they differ. They seem like they could be different ways of spelling the same term. But on the other hand,
Stationery vs. stationary are a lot like colour vs. color: they sound the same and they differ by just one letter. But are stationery and stationary different ways of spelling the same word? Or are they different words altogether? Take
You may have noticed that some people use the word anyway whereas other people add an “-s” to create the word anyways. So you may be feeling a bit confused. What’s the difference between anyway vs. anyways? Is there even
Forward and foreword sound the same, and they look similar. So are they different ways of spelling the same word? Or are they different words altogether? Take a guess because we’re about to tell you what the difference between forward
If you look up the word enormity online, the answers you get may confuse you. Why? Some of the definitions you find may tell you that enormity means something different from what you thought it did. Are these sources right?
Should you use more than or over in this sentence: “They’ve received ______ 500 emails today.” Unlike the words we’ve focused on in many of our previous posts (e.g., appraise vs. apprise and loathe vs. loath), more than vs. over
If you’ve ever confused the words appraise and apprise, you’re in good company. Appraise and apprise are both verbs, and they look and sound similar. That’s why it’s no surprise that people often mix them up or think they can
Some words in English start out as two separate words (e.g., mail box) and fuse into a single word (e.g., mailbox) over time. Are all together and altogether another example of this linguistic phenomenon? Or are they actually distinct terms?
If you had to guess what the difference between loathe vs. loath is, what would you say? Would you say that they are (a) different ways of spelling the same word or (b) two different words altogether? Have you made