Category: CONFUSING WORDS

VOCABULARY – Irregular Plural Nouns

VOCABULARY – Irregular Plural Nouns Most nouns in English are made plural by adding an ‘s’ to the singular form. But there are some exceptions. Here are a few of the more common ones. The plural of person is people. The plural of foot is feet. The plural of tooth is teeth. The plural of …

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GRAMMAR – MAYBE vs MAY BE

MAYBE vs MAY BE Even though the two words contain the same letters, the space between those letters makes a difference because maybe is an adverb while may be is a verb. As such, their definitions are different and one can never be used in the place of the other. Look: MAYBE IS AN ADVERB …

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What’s the difference? IN TIME vs. ON TIME

Many people confuse these two expressions. And while they are similar, there is a very important difference. ON time – This referrs to when you have an appointment or scheduled time to be somewhere or do something. The meeting starts at 2 pm. I have to be on time. (If I’m late something bad will …

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GRAMMAR – Active or Passive (to bear)

The verb “to bear” has a few different meanings in English. to carry – They arrived bearing gifts. to support – The wall can’t bear the weight of the building. to endure – She can’t bear his bad moods. to turn and follow a direction – Bear left at the fork ahead. to give birth …

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VOCABULARY – Mrs., Ms. & Miss

Miss, Mrs., and Ms. are all very different. Choosing the wrong one can be offensive, so it’s important to understand the difference between the three. REMEMBER: If someone tells you they prefer a particular title, you should use it to address them. Miss, when attached to a name, is a title of respect for a …

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