Bouncy or bouncing baby: what you should know

Are you confused about using bouncy or bouncing for babies? Do you think bouncy¬†is the adjective…

… someone’s appetite: wet or whet

The expression ‘whet someone’s appetite’ is often incorrectly written as ‘wet someone’s appetite’. The correct form…

Unaware vs unawares

Both ‘unaware’ and ‘unawares’ are correct. Unaware (adjective) Not having the knowledge or realisation of something.…

Difference between ‘snob’ and ‘snub’

snob (noun) A person who likes only people of high social class, has extremely high standards,…

Severally vs several times: connected but different

The error of using ‘severally’ and ‘several times’ as synonyms is not restricted to any part…

Altogether vs all together: now the confusion ends

Like other similar pairs, ‘altogether’ and ‘all together’ have been used interchangeably by some speakers of…

Difference between ‘in the night’ and ‘at night’

Ever been in a situation where both ‘in the night’ and ‘at night’ seemed correct but…

Simplified difference between stepbrother/stepsister and half-brother/half-sister

This has been a complex topic for so many people, so it’s important to simplify it…

Common words often misspelt/misspelled

  Tip: misspelt (British), misspelled (American). Language is dynamic and unique, that’s why we educate ourselves…

‘Such as’ and ‘like’: which is appropriate?

Have you ever been in a situation where you are confused about whether to use ‘such…