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. […]

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. […]