Archive for the ‘Words’ Category

Remind and remember

May 25th, 2011 in Words

Remind can be followed by an object + infinitive.

Please remind me to take my coat. (NOT Please remind me of taking my coat.)
She reminded me to go to the bank.

Words that are easily confused

May 22nd, 2011 in Words

Doubt and suspect

To doubt is to think that something is unlikely.

I doubt if he will come.
I doubt whether you can finish the work in time.

Commonly confused words

May 21st, 2011 in Words

Imperial and impervious

Imperial = pertaining to an emperor or empire
Impervious = haughty, overbearing

Nobody likes him because of his impervious nature.
The imperial glory of England has gone for ever.

Regular and irregular verbs: British and American differences

April 9th, 2011 in Words

In American English the verbs burn, dream, lean, learn, smell, spell, spill and spoil are all regular.

Enough as an adverb

April 3rd, 2011 in Words

Adjective/adverb + enough

Enough is an adverb. It normally comes after the adjective or adverb it modifies.

Before as a preposition and a conjunction

March 30th, 2011 in Words

As a conjunction before means ‘previously to the time when’. The conjunction before joins two clauses together. Note that before and its clause can come either before or after the other clause.

Between and Among

March 25th, 2011 in Words

Between is used to say that somebody or something is between two or more clearly separate people or things. We use among when somebody or something is in a group of people or things which we do not see separately.