The meaning of “waiting with bated breath”
Practically the only context in which bated breath appears these days is following “with”—someone is waiting for something with bated breath, as referenced in the examples below.
How to learn and master English-language verb forms
As with any language, there are regular and irregular verbs, and choosing the correct verb form can be challenging.
How to understand and use the phrase “come-to-Jesus moment”
The term is rooted in American English, given its roots in American Christian religious traditions. Each of the two variations has to do with the other but has a distinct meaning unto itself. Let’s take a closer look.
The History, Definition, and Usage of the Word “Verklempt”
“Verklempt” is one of many Yiddish words that have found their way into the English vernacular.
The definition of “verbiage” and how to use it
So how to use “verbiage”? And is it “verbage” or “verbiage”? Let’s take a closer look at this self-referencing noun.
A description and demonstration of coordinating conjunctions
A coordinating conjunction is usually simply known as a conjunction. And chances are you already use them.
How to Use Altogether vs. All Together
So what exactly is the difference? And how do you know when to use all together vs. altogether?
How to Decide Whether to Use Toward or Towards?
“Toward” is a word dating back to Old English, where it was a portmanteau of to and -weard, a suffix indicating direction. It existed thus in the developing English language for centuries.