How to use do/does/did in question

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

What about ‘whereabouts’?

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

Why letters ‘A’ and ‘I’ are different

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

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…

Interjections: why they are different

Interjections belong to a part of speech that is often seen as minor and unimportant, but…

Conjunctions: how to identify and understand them

It is natural that when two or more separate things are to be joined, you need…

Will and shall: Has the rule changed?

Will and shall are both modal verbs used to talk about the future or make suggestions…

Ellipsis: Using the omission style without blunder

Ellipsis is an intentional omission of a word or words that should originally (or grammatically) be…

Severally vs several times: Connected but different

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

How to describe body shapes

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

Singular ‘they’: facts you can’t ignore

Quick tip: Singular they had been in existence long before its criticism by traditional grammarians. Linguists…

Been and being: when and how to use them

The difference between been and being in meaning and usage has been a popular problem in…

Historic and historical: the simplest explanation

This is a pair of similar English words that even native speakers find confusing. Have you…

Understanding compound nouns forms

A compound noun is that noun that consists of two or more words which are combined…

Nouns types: Getting the tricky parts right

Apart from proper nouns which have been discussed earlier on this site, we have other types…

Proper noun: understanding the complexities

Nouns probably form the most important part of speech in English, and they are obviously the…