Which is correct
Find correct options for writing and using some words and expressions
Confusing Words: Adjectives Ending With -ed and -ing
Do you know the difference between “tired” and “tiring?” How about “bored” and “boring?” Can you use the words in sentences? If your answer is “no,”—don’t worry; you are not alone.
Spelled or Spelt: Choose Carefully!
Spelled is considered the correct past tense for the word to spell in America and Canada, although spelt is sometimes also used. Irregular verb forms such as spelt, dreamt, and burnt are used colloquially in the US but generally should be avoided in formal writing.
When to Use Biannual vs. Semiannual vs. Biennial
“Biannual” is an adjective used to describe events occurring twice a year. In order to fully understand this term, we need to know where it derives from. The prefix “bi-,” meaning twice, comes from Latin, while “annual” refers to one year.
Is It Happy New Year, Happy New Year’s, or Happy New Years?
With the new year just around the corner, you start thinking about all the people you want to send greeting cards and emails to wish them well. But what phrase is the right one to use? Is it “Happy New Year”, “Happy New Year’s”, or “Happy New Years”?
“Sneaked” and “Snuck”—The Difference Lies in Conjugation
Before we move forward to the alternate past tense forms, let’s get this straight. It is “sneak,” not “sneek.”
How to Use “Were” vs. “Was” Correctly?
The primary difference is that “was” is used in the first person and third person singular, which includes “I,” “he,” “she,” or “it.”
Is It Spelled Counselor or Counsellor, and What’s the Difference?
Most other countries where English is the official language, for example, most of the countries in the Commonwealth, use the spelling with two Ls.
Any Time vs. Anytime: When to Use Each Word
If you want to avoid making a grammatical mistake when writing anytime or any time, it’s good to know the differences between the two terms and their usage so you can be sure that you’re always using the right word.