have a bath vs take a bath

When you hear people say have a bath or take a bath, what do you think? That one…

cannot or can not: the simple rules

The difference between cannot and can not is confusing to a number of English language users.…

loggerhead vs loggerheads

The words ‘loggerhead’ and ‘loggerheads’ belong to the same part of speech (nouns) but have different…

everyday vs every day: How not to be confused

‘Everyday’ and ‘every day’ are both correct but used in different contexts, and research shows some…

Judgement or judgment

Ever wonder why ‘judgement’ and ‘judgment’ are both correct? This is the answer: In British English,…

Envelope vs envelop: know the difference

The difference between envelope and envelop is known to a large number of people, but some…

… someone’s appetite: wet or whet

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

Is ‘upliftment’ a word?

Have you heard someone say ‘upliftment’ is a Nigerian English word and only acceptable in Nigeria?…

Unaware vs unawares

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

What does ‘I stand corrected’ mean?

Did you know the expression ‘I stand corrected’ has been used incorrectly over a long period…

What’s so special about ‘OK’?

The popular informal word ‘OK’ is a capitalised word except when written as ‘okay’. According to…

Difference between ‘snob’ and ‘snub’

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

What about ‘whereabouts’?

‘Whereabouts’ (always ends with an ‘s’) is both a noun and an adverb. Noun As a…

English has one alphabet…and here is how…

Did you know some learners still think English language has 26 alphabets? If you’re one of…

Why letters ‘A’ and ‘I’ are different

Did you know that ‘A’ and ‘I’ are the only English letters that could also stand…

Is ‘trickish’ a word? Yes

Have you ever been told ‘trickish’ is not an English word? Or that it’s from Nigerian…

Why ‘I’ is always capitalised

Did you know ‘I’ is both a letter and a word? You knew. But did you…

Why ‘am’ is always used with ‘I’

Study shows ‘am’ is becoming more popular when writers refer to themselves than ‘ I am…

Do you pronounce ‘Tuesday’ correctly?

Research shows the word ‘Tuesday’ is mispronounced by a large number of people. In British English,…

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…