Threw vs. Through

It is very common to get confused between homophones because of their similar sounds. Two such homophones that are poles apart when it comes to meanings are ‘Threw’ and ‘Through’. Threw is the past tense of ‘Throw’, which means to propel or force something in the air using an arm or a hand. E.g. The […]

Until versus Till

Until versus Till Until and Till are two words which mean exactly the same thing. They can both be used as prepositions and conjunctions. These two words can be used interchangeably. They refer to a time frame and are used when someone is talking about something related to time. Let us see the difference between […]

Difference between: To, Too and Two

Difference between: To, Too and Two Words that have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings are called homophones . Like ‘to’, ‘too’ and ‘two’. All three words are pronounced the same way but there is nothing else that is common between them except the pronunciation. TO A preposition of movement or direction. It […]

Using the word ‘Myself’

Using the word ‘Myself’ ‘Myself’ is a word, which a lot of people tend to use incorrectly. The rule is, that it is incorrect to use myself in a sentence that does not have an ‘I’. Let us see how the word ‘Myself’ is used in sentences. E.g. I did this myself. (correct) The word […]

Was versus Were

Was versus Were Was and were are both past tenses of the verb ‘to be’ but they are used differently. Was ‘Was’ is used with the first person singular, i.e. ‘I’ and third person singular i.e. ‘he, she, it’. E.g. I was going home. He was eating food. She was drawing. It was lost. ‘Were’ […]

You’re versus Your

You’re versus Your A common mistake that people make is the use of words ‘You’re’ and ‘your’. Where to use which word is a little confusing, so let’s clear your doubts about how to use them. YOU’RE ‘You’re’ is a contraction of ‘you are’ it is a 100% rule and it has no other usage. […]

When versus If

When versus If When and If are both used while talking about the future. The difference between the two is very basic and very simple to understand. Let us see the difference between When versus If. ‘When’ is used to show that something is certainly going to happen. E.g. I will see you when I […]