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 […]

Difference between wedding and marriage

‘Wedding’ means the actual ceremony while ‘marriage’ is the general relationship. ‘Marriage’ (or ‘married’) depicts the relationship status of a person. The wedding was held at the church. My sister is not married. Wedding refers to a ceremony that binds two people in the bond of marriage for a lifetime. Therefore, the correct way to […]

All right vs. Alright

All right and alright are not interchangeable because ‘alright’ as a word is not completely adopted by the English language. It is not all right to use the word ‘alright’, apparently. Some people say that ‘alright’ is a misspelled word for ‘all right’ but turns out it is not the case. All right as a […]

Dairy versus Diary

Dairy versus Diary This is not a very difficult one to crack. Let us see the difference between Dairy versus Diary. An ‘I’ here and there makes all the difference but these two words not only have very different meanings but are also poles apart when it comes to pronunciation. Dairy It is a place […]

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 […]