Bought vs. Brought

Bought vs. Brought The difference between bought and brought is a very simple one. They are both past tenses of two different verbs and have totally separate meanings. BOUGHT ‘Bought’ is the past tense of ‘buy’. Brought is defined as to carry, convey, lead, of cause to go along to another place. E.g. I bought […]

Either vs. Neither

Either and neither are total opposites, it is absolutely necessary to know the right and the exact meaning of these words to avoid using them incorrectly in public. Either can be used in different parts of speech such as: a conjunction, an adjective, a pronoun or an adverb. As a pronoun conjunction or an adjective […]

Can versus May

Can versus May We have been corrected for the usage of ‘Can’ and ‘May’ ever since we were in school. Remember your teacher or parent saying, “you can but you may not”. Well, here is the difference between Can versus May. Can It is used to show your ability to do something. It means whether a […]

Do versus Make

Do versus Make If you are new to the language and trying to learn it, these two words could really confuse you. Let us learn the difference between Do versus Make. Do It is used for finishing a task, actions, obligations or for a repetitive task. It is also used when talking about work or […]

Double negatives

Double negatives Double negatives occur when there are two forms of negatives in the same sentence or clause. They es usually have a negative verb, a negative pronoun, a negative adverb or a negative conjunction. They are regarded as non standard usage in formal English. They are very common in informal English. When there are […]

Each versus Every

Each versus Every ‘Each’ and ‘every’ are determiners, words that are ‘used with singular nouns to indicate quantity’. These are the differences between Each versus Every: 1. ‘Each’ is used when there are two objects; here ‘every’ is not used. E.g. He wore multiple bracelets on each hand (note: singular noun). There were two of […]

Have versus Has

Have versus Has ‘Has’ and ‘Have’ are both perfect tenses. Let us look at the difference between Has versus Have. Have It has to do with possession, and to have something is to be in possession of it. E.g. I have a pencil I have the book Has It is the third person singular present […]

I versus Me

I versus Me ‘I and ‘Me’ are both personal and singular pronouns. They are both used by a person to refer to himself or herself. I It is used as a subjective pronoun; it is used as a subject of a verb. Here ‘I’ becomes the subject doing the verb. E.g. I am studying for […]

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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 […]