Prepositions: uses and misuses

Prepositions generally give information on location, time and place in connection with people, things and events.…

Pronouns: understanding the basics

A pronoun is a word used in place of a noun to avoid repetition or make…

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…

May and might: uses in today’s English

May and might are confusing to a large number of speakers, and even more so because…

Stan: an English word credited to Eminem

Oxford English Dictionary has officially added the word ‘stan’ to the dictionary. The word is the…

… 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,…

How to use do/does/did in question

Do you get confused with the action in every question like ‘Does he visit (or visits)…