One of the English language’s most notoriously difficult words, separate has caused mistakes in spelling bees throughout the ages. It tends to trip up even native speakers more than most words do.
Whether you use WhatsApp, iMessage, or just about any other platform with verbal messaging capabilities, here are a few of the most widely used acronyms and lingo to save you time and energy in expressing yourself.
The good news for those who learn English is that these words do usually come in a pair. If you use one, the cases in which you would not then use the other are rare to nonexistent.
Applying the verb to different subjects and objects might cause confusion, especially when referring to a plurality. Here is a guide to help you determine whether to use are or is.
If you’ve ever read an old detective paperback or suspense novel, you’re almost certainly already familiar with the phrase “all of a sudden.” It’s used to denote an event that occurs as a surprise or in an unguarded moment.
One on the slightly more formal side is comradery, often spelled camaraderie. It frequently denotes people who are united in a certain cause or interest, sometimes political or social, and suggests their regular collaboration to further that interest.
Dry humor and dry-humor jokes are as old as the English language. As literature and the performance of literature developed in England over the course of centuries, irony came to be a beloved theatrical device.
An English greeting can take many different forms and vary across countless contexts. By way of entry into the world of ways to greet someone, let’s take a phrase that is so common as to be essentially automatic: “How are you doing?”