Lorraine Forrest-Turner

Word confusion

Bring or take?

01 Sep / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

What’s the difference between bring and take? Why does “what are we bringing to the party” mean something very different to “what are we taking to the party”?

What’s the difference between ‘who’, ‘which’ and ‘that’?

13 Feb / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

We have several relative pronouns, which can be confusing.

Use ‘who’ and ‘that’ for people and use ‘which’ and ‘that’ for things.

Any time, any place, anywhere.

13 Feb / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

Why is ‘anywhere’ okay but ‘anyplace’ wrong? And in the US, ‘anytime’ is okay.

Don’t assume that all ‘any’ words can be joined.

Biannually or biennially?

13 Feb / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

The words ‘bimonthly’, ‘biweekly’ and ‘biannually’ confuse most people.

Does ‘bi’ mean that something happens once every two weeks/months/years or twice every one week/month/year?

Bear or bare?

27 Nov / by: Lorraine Forrest-Turner / 0 comments /

Ever get confused with the homophones ‘bear’ and ‘bare’?

‘Bare’ only ever means naked or uncovered.

Why is there no apostrophe in “its”?

19 Aug / by: Lorraine / 0 comments /

We know that “it’s” means “it is” and “its” means belonging to it, but why? Why is there no apostrophe in “its”?

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