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…