Plurality in English can be a pretty confusing topic. Knowing the rules is a hard feat, from making sure you are using the right plural form to addressing singular objects. One point of contention is in words like "public." Is it plural or singular? Words like this act as though you...
Have you ever considered adding a bit of flavor to your writing and thought to yourself, "can I use 'whilst' here, or do I have to use 'while'?" While and whilst are two words that generally have identical definitions. However, that isn't always the case; therefore, you can't always use whilst rather than while. Generally,...
Are There Differences Between “Fast” And “Quick?”  Is there a difference between fast and quick? In the English language, “fast” and “quick” are adjectives used to describe fast-moving things. Usually, they are used interchangeably with little consequence. However, they cannot always act as synonyms. In general, “fast” should describe things that are high in speed, whereas “quick” describes something that happens...
Are "For" And "With" Interchangeable In Sentences?  In conversational English, it is not uncommon to see people swapping out "for" and "with" for one another. This leaves many people to wonder if that is grammatically correct or if they have different meanings.  In reality, both words do have separate meanings. However, you can technically use...
English can be very difficult, especially if you are still getting used to the more detailed parts of speech. For instance, articles such as "a" and "an" seem to have secret rules that only some people claim to know. Should we use "a" or "an" before the letter "h?" Is it "a...
Can you start your sentence with 'however?' How about using 'however' in the middle of a sentence? It is certainly a very useful word. However, one must be mindful of the various regulations that dictate whenever and however we use it!   To mean 'but'  One of the most common ways we...
“Referring to” or “too” is the topic we'll be examining in this article. Only one of these forms is accurate, and it would help to know which one is correct before you write the wrong one for the wrong situation! Referring To or Referring Too? “Referring to” is the proper form,...
Whenever you talk to someone in person or online, it is customary to give a proper address such as “good morning” or “good afternoon.” Sounds easy enough, but how would you capitate these? Let's take a look.  In general, both “good morning” and “good afternoon”  should only be capitalized when used at the beginning...
Is "Funnier" A Word?  Comparative diction in English can be a very challenging thing. Some words have comparatives built-in, while others need to be paired with "more" or "less" to be correct. Funny, however, has its own unique rules and can change depending on how you are using it.  In short, "funnier" is technically a word;...
What Are Reflexive Pronouns? Reflexive pronouns are a unique type of pronoun utilized for the object of a verb when referring to the same noun as the subject of the verb. In English, most reflexive pronouns end with “self” or “selves.” Some common examples include: “himself,” “ourselves,” “herself,” etc.  Most sources agree that if...