If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological […]
A Phrase is a small group of related words within a sentence or clause. A phrase functions as a part of speech and includes a head (or headword), which determines the nature of the unit.
Principal Types of Phrases:
1. Adjective Phrase: A word group with an adjective as its head. This adjective may be accompanied […]
The preposition in generally refers to being inside something: Adam stood alone in the elevator. While the preposition into generally means movement toward the inside of something: Adam walked into the elevator.
But sometimes the meanings of in and into sometimes overlap.
After waiting in the hallway for twenty minutes, I finally […]
Virtually everyone is guilty of using Data and Information interchangeably but they have different meanings. Data entails facts or details from which information is derived. Individual pieces of data are rarely useful alone. For data to become information, data needs to be put into context.
Information is what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or […]
How are you using and pronouncing these words? Do you think they mean the same thing, or that one is British and the other American? Hold your answers just yet, as this article seeks to envelop you in the right answers. First with the….
Envelop is a verb meaning cover, enclose, or wrap up […]
Grammar: Agreement (Concord) In English Language
Concord in broad terms means agreement between the subject and the verbs as well as other elements of the clause structure. The idea of concord in the grammar of English suggests that for an English sentence to be correct and meaningful, its constituent parts (i.e. subject, […]
These two words are pronounced the same way and they have similar stress pattern. They also have almost the same derivatives.
A. CANVASS (verb)
canvass; 3rd person present: canvasses; past tense: canvassed; past participle:canvassed; gerund or present participle: canvassing
1a. Solicit votes from (electors or members).
Example: In each ward, […]
‘A’ is used when referring to someone or something for the first time in a text or conversation.
‘An’ is the form of the indefinite article used before words beginning with a vowel sound.
‘The’ is used to refer to one or more people or things already mentioned or assumed to […]
How did you read the words in quote in the headline? Perhaps, you thought the author made an error in typing? No, it’s not an error, but what is called homonyms in English language. Care to have more details as provided by about.com?
What Are Hononyms?
The word homonym was derived […]