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presume vs. assume

Presume vs. Assume: It’s All about Proof. We’ll Prove It.

Jul 12, 2019 in Grammar

Let’s say you’re going to suppose something about an individual, group, or situation. Are you going to “presume” something? Or are you going to “assume”…

i.e. vs e.g.

E.g. vs. I.e., in Essence

Jul 05, 2019 in Grammar

Are you asking yourself, “E.g. vs. i.e.? Aren’t they the same?” Well, you’re definitely not alone. Professional editors and proofreaders will tell you that misuses…

How to Improve Conversation in English

How to Improve Conversation in English

Jun 01, 2019 in Grammar

If you’re learning English, you’ve probably discovered that you can learn every bit of English grammar and still be confused trying to talk to native…

of vs. for

Of vs. For: The Quick Grammar Verdict

May 02, 2019 in Grammar

Tricky prepositions are nothing to laugh at. Yet sometimes the most basic words scramble your brain waves so tightly that your thoughts twist into tight…

Though vs. Although

Though vs. Although

Apr 25, 2019 in Grammar

When was the last time you wrote something and were faced with the though vs. although dilemma? If you’re reading this post, it’s likely it…

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…

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