CATEGORY:Word Usage

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  • “Less” or “Fewer”

    Quite a few articles on this site address confusing word pairs, including effect and affect, sit and set, lay and lie, and bad and badly....

    Nancy Tuten

    13 September 2019

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  • Distinguish between “Effect” and “Affect”

    We deal with many confusing word pairs on this site, including lay and lie, I and me, and bad and badly. This article helps us distinguish between...

    Nancy Tuten

    5 September 2019

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  • “Which” or “That”?

    While both which and that can be used in other constructions, the confusion usually arises when they are being used as relative pronouns to introduce adjective (or relative)...

    Nancy Tuten

    22 August 2019

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  • Starting Sentences with “And” or “But”

    One of our subscribers wrote to ask if it’s OK to start a sentence with the words and or but. The answer is yes. The...

    Nancy Tuten

    9 August 2019

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  • “Lie” or “Lay”?

    This website addresses a number of confusing word pairs, including effect and affect, sit and set, and bad and badly, just to name a few. But...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 August 2019

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