Apostrophe s

English apostrophe sThe English apostrophe s and s apostrophe cause a lot of problems, even for native speakers. This lesson's task is to help you learn about possessives and contractions that need apostrophes and plurals that don't.


Do vs Make

Do vs makeEnglish has two verbs, "to do" and "to make," that are both equivalent to a single verb in some languages*, which makes it difficult for speakers of those languages to know which one to use in any given situation. Understanding the difference in meaning is key to knowing which verb you need.



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Loose vs Lose

Loose vs loseThe words loose and lose are mixed up in writing; for some reason, many people write loose when they really mean lose. But there's no reason to lose your mind worrying about this, just lose the extra o!

Spelling Variations

US vs UK spellingOne of the more notable differences between English as it is spoken in different countries is in the spelling of word endings, and the British spelling is nearly always closer to the French.


Imply vs Infer

Imply vs inferThe English verbs imply and infer are often confused by English speakers. That's not to imply that you're one of them, but if that's how you infer it, go ahead and read this lesson.


Lay vs Lie

Lay vs lieThe English verbs lay and lie are commonly confused by even native English speakers. I'm not lying when I say that you can now lay your fears of not knowing the difference to rest.

Good vs Well

Good vs wellThe English words good and well are often confused by native and non-native speakers of English - this is a good lesson that will put you well on your way to understanding the difference.

I vs Me

I vs meMistakes made with the English pronouns I and me have been increasing exponentially for years. The difference is actually very simple - let me explain it to you.