How to use borrow and lend

The verbs “lend” and “borrow” are among the most commonly confused words in the English language. Why? Because they are often translated using just a single verb into other languages. To put it completely bluntly: to lend = to give something to somebody to borrow = to receive something from somebody provided the thing in […]

How to use Reward and Award

First of all, both award and reward can be used as nouns and verbs, although there are some differences in the way we use them grammatically – we’ll come to that later. Let’s have a look at reward and then compare it with award: REWARD A reward is given for a positive thing that somebody […]

Avenge vs. Revenge: What’s the Difference?

Some of the trickiest English words to differentiate are those words that sound alike or have very similar meanings. The words avenge vs. revenge are just such a set of words. While they aren’t exactly homophones, they do have similar sounds, both ending in “venge.” But, what makes them so difficult to tell apart is how […]

The difference between the Inquire and Enquire

These are two spellings of the same word, which means to seek information about something or to conduct a formal investigation (usually when followed by “into”). The corresponding noun is enquiry or inquiry. Either spelling can be used, but many people preferenquire and enquiry for the general sense of “ask”, andinquire and inquiry for a […]

How to Use Later and latter

Later vs latter Later is an adverb, usually used in relation to time. It means for something to happen in the future. It isn’t define specifically, but just generally in the future. Note here this can also be used as an exclamation when departing a person or group of people. Later is short for the phrase see you later. […]

TALK: This isn’t what I ordered.

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/ Waiter, can you come here for a moment? Yes, is there something wrong? I’m afraid you’ve made a mistake. This isn’t what I ordered. So sorry, I must have confused the orders. I’ll check it. And also this soup is cold. I’m […]

TALK:You’d better give up smoking

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/ Are you feeling better today, Bankim? Well, it’s hard to say. I cough a lot in the evening. You’d better give up smoking. It’s bad for your health. You’re right, but you know, it’s hard to give up an old habit. But […]

The Difference between Accident and Incident

You may hear the words accident and incident to refer to events in the news. These words are easy to confuse, but they are not exactly the same! Incident is more general, and accident is more specific. Incident can refer to any event – big or small, good or bad, intentional or unintentional. A bank […]

How to use Confirm and Conform

These are two words that seem so much alike and can be easily confused and used interchangeably if a learner of English language does not understand the meaning of each word and the difference between confirm and conform clearly. Words that have similar spellings but are pronounced differently and have different meanings are called homonyms. It is easy to […]

How to Use Assure, Ensure and Insure

/Learning the Definitions/ 1.Use assure when someone is being convinced. Assure means “to tell someone with confidence, removing doubt.” If you are trying to convince or reassure someone, use assure. The object of the verb is usually a person. Here are a few examples: “I assure you, I’m not dead.” “Can you assure me that […]

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