Grammar ARTICLES
patient vs. patient

Patient vs. Patient: There’s a Difference?

Apr 03, 2019 in Grammar

Patient vs. patient: it’s not a boxing match between Jim Patient and Bob Patient. Nor is it a quick way to see who gets the…

advice vs. advise

Be Advised: How to Use Advice vs. Advise

Mar 13, 2019 in Grammar

In terms of words that are frequently confused for each other, the advice vs. advise debate is a good one to discuss. After all, we…

ensure vs. insure

I Assure You, There Is a Difference: Ensure vs. Insure  

Mar 06, 2019 in Grammar

  Ah, English! If there weren’t so many words that sound almost identical with extremely similar—if not precisely identical—meanings, it wouldn’t be the wonderful, maddening language we…

compliment vs. complement

Grammar 101: Compliment vs. Complement

Feb 27, 2019 in Grammar

Who doesn’t appreciate receiving a compliment every now and again? Compliments are nice and feel good. Compliments are thoughtful and wonderful to share with others,…

lay vs lie

Lay vs. Lie: Their Meanings Are Different—No Lie!

Jan 02, 2019 in Grammar

Do you ask your dog to lay down or lie down? If you’re telling him to lie down, then you want him to rest his…

What Is an Adjective?

Dec 19, 2018 in Grammar

Adjectives serve a vital function in language. Without them, the world would be a flat, boring place. Want proof? Read the previous two sentences again—this…

what is a comma splice

What Is a Comma Splice?

Nov 28, 2018 in Grammar

In today’s world of texting and internet messaging, it’s easy to sacrifice quality writing and proper grammar for speed. As long as the person reading…

disinterested vs. uninterested

I Am Uninterested in Your Disinterest: Uninterested vs. Disinterested

Nov 23, 2018 in Grammar

Uninterested and disinterested are often used interchangeably, and yet they have two very distinct meanings. Pretty interesting, right? Or perhaps you’re uninterested in the uninterested…

What is a noun?

What Is a Noun?

Nov 15, 2018 in Grammar

If you’re asking yourself, “What is a noun?,” you’re wrestling with one of the fundamentals of grammar. A noun is arguably the most essential part…

eminent vs. imminent

Knowledge Bomb Imminent: Eminent vs. Imminent

Nov 08, 2018 in Grammar

Prepare for your brain to grow…the arrival of new grammar knowledge is now imminent! As is the case with many words that sound similar, it…

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