“Loose” is an adjective, and “to lose” is a verb. But why is there confusion when it comes to the forms “looser” and “loser”?
Sometimes you might use words that say exactly what you want them to express. However, for some reason it they don’t suit the rest of your text, making it sound unidiomatic and inauthentic to native speakers. This category is mainly dedicated to proverbs and idioms, opposites, and synonyms.
“In regard to” and “with regard to”, or “in regards to” and “with regards to”? We explain this conundrum and give some tips on using “regard”.
Our mixed bag explains wording choices: the difference between perhaps and maybe, the distinction between definitely and definitively, and the use of literally.
Words like “really” or “very” are frequently overused. In order to improve your vocabulary, we’ll show you three tips for avoiding them.
The modal verb “shall” isn’t used too often these days. But what’s the alternative to the old-fashioned and typically British word?
Many texts offer definitions and illustrative examples. But there are important differences in using “e.g.” or “i.e.” for elaborated writing.