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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]