Born and borne

The passive form of the verb born (be + born) is used to talk about coming into the world at birth.   – He was born to poor parents. – I was born on a Friday. – She was born in Italy.   Borne is the past participle form of the verb bear. It is […]

Big, large and great

We use big and large with concrete nouns – the names of objects which we can see or touch. In an informal style, big is more common than large.   – He has got big / large feet. – They have a large / big house in the city.     We use great with abstract nouns – the names of things which we […]

Difference Between Intention and Goal

  Intention   An intention is an idea you plan to carry out, while a goal is an aim or objective that we work toward with effort and determination.   Goal   A goal is an aim or objective that we work toward with effort and determination. We can also describe goals as the desired outcome or the final […]

Difference Between Right and Wright

Grammatical Category Right is a noun, adjective, adverb and a verb. Wright is a noun.   Meaning Right can mean Morally correct or acceptable Opposite of left Legal entitlement etc. Wright is a builder or maker.   Usage Right is commonly in usage. Wright is going out of usage.

Will or shall?

The difference between will and shall is now strictly adhered to by precise speakers. Shall is becoming less and less common, especially in second and third person pronouns

The shortest sentence with all the letters

What is the shortest sentence with all the letters of the English alphabet ? English alphabet has 26 letters.

Whose and who’s

Who’s is the contraction and Whose is a possessive word.   Who’s is the contraction of who is or who has.   Example of Who’s Who’s is this glass of wine ? X – incorrect Whose is this glass of wine? √ – correct   Whose It’s used in questions and relative clauses. Example of […]

Between and from

People often make mistake when use to after between. Like in this example: The concert will be held between 9 to 11pm. - Incorrect

Between and during

Between and during can be used when we describe something connected to some events.   Example The Great Depression took place between The Great War and World War II. During World War II Japan occupied China. Between 1941 and 1945, the Ustasha regime of Croatia carried out government-led collaboration with the Nazis. This resulted in […]

Between and among

We use between with two or more clearly separate people or things. Example She choose between Jake and Jesse. It’s  a big difference between a bridges on the river. What is the main difference between a motorcycle and a bicycle?   Among is used when we want to make reference to a group of people, […]