Find articles to help clear up some common mistakes when using the English language.
Learn how to use the words ‘effect’ and ‘affect’ correctly in different contexts by reading a few examples and remembering some easy tips.
Learn the proper way to use the troublesome words ‘further’ and ‘farther’ by identifying and remembering the contextual connotations of each.
Learn how to use commonly confused words such as ‘assure’, ‘insure’ and ‘ensure’ correctly and prevent mistakes spell checkers can’t detect.
Learn how to distinguish the difference between the words ‘then’ and ‘than’ and how to use them correctly in a sentence.
Avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes when you learn that ‘moot’ means irrelevant and ‘mute’ means unable to speak or make noise.
Learn the difference between ‘advise’ and ‘advice.’ You offer advice (i.e., your opinion); and if you advise, you give guidance to someone.
Discover how to use ‘their,’ ‘there’ and ‘they’re,’ and improve your writing by learning how to determine which word is appropriate in a given circumstance.
Distinguish between “desert” and “dessert” by using the correct spelling for the appropriate meaning to protect your credibility as a writer.
Learn how to identify whether using “sit” or “set” is correct by looking at the definition of the verb and the function it performs.
Learn the literal meanings of “e.g.” and “i.e.,” when to use these abbreviations, and discover a few tips to guide your usage of them.
Learn how to distinguish the difference between “lend” and “borrow,” how to use the words properly and how to determine which is correct.
Learn about amount vs. number, including the difference between countable and mass nouns and when to use each word.