Elicit versus Illicit

Elicit versus Illicit Two words with almost similar pronunciation but different meanings, one is an adjective and the other one is a verb. Elicit means, call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) and ‘Illicit’ means, contrary to accepted morality or convention. Here’s the difference between Elicit versus Illicit. Elicit The verb Elicit means to obtain. It […]

It’s versus its

It’s versus its There is a lot of confusion between it’s and its but if you know the details about their usage, you will know that there a good reason for the confusion. So what is the difference between It’s versus Its? It’s This is short for ‘It is’ or ‘It has’. It cannot be […]

Loose versus Lose

Loose versus Lose Let’s discuss another very common confusion mix up that people make these days. Lose and Loose are two different words, they cannot be used interchangeably. So, what is the correct way to use Loose versus Lose? Loose It means not tight, not closely constrained or constricting, Loose is mainly an adjective used to […]

Much versus Many

Much versus Many Much and Many are both used to denote quantity; it just depends on the context they are used in. Let us see the difference between Much versus Many. Much “Much” is used to describe a relative amount of a noun that can’t be easily counted or quantified. If you can’t put a […]

Of versus Off

Of versus Off Of and off are homophones. They have the same pronunciation but different meaning and spellings. People are rarely confused in the usage of these two words once they know the meaning. Let us see the difference between Of versus Off. Of It is a preposition. It can have a lot of usage […]

See versus Watch

See versus Watch To see something that comes into our sight that we weren’t looking for. Did you see that bird? – It means you weren’t looking for it, it just appeared. See is used as an inactive word; you just see without any effort. Let us see the difference between See versus Watch. See is […]

Since versus For

Since versus For For It is used when we measure the duration, when we say how long something lasts. For + a period of time: To measure a period of time up to the present, we use the present perfect tense and not the present tense. E.g. I have known her for a long time. The […]

So versus Such

So versus Such Let us understand the difference between the usage of ‘so’ and ‘such’. ‘So’ with adjectives and adverbs: So + adjective/adverb + that + result E.g. The teacher speaks so clearly that everyone can understand her. The sun was so strong that they got sun rash within 15 minutes. ‘So’ can be combined […]

Some versus Any

Some versus Any Some and any are used to state the quantity, amount of something. When using these two words the exact number is not stated. Some and any are quantifiers. Let us see the difference between Some versus Any. Usage of ‘Some’ and ‘Any’: 1. The exact number is not known. 2. The exact […]

Stationary versus Stationery

Stationary versus Stationery The words stationary and stationery sound identical but they are separated by one alphabet and this seemingly small difference can change the entire meaning. Let us see the difference between Stationary versus Stationery. Stationary means fixed in one place or not moving, it can be used as an adverb or an adjective. […]