We’re very happy to give you an understanding of the adverbs “as well,” and “too.” And we’re also delighted to tell you something about “also,” too. Ok, you might already guess where this is going, so let’s get started, shall we? Continue reading “Also” vs. “As well” vs. “Too”
What is a person? By definition, a “person” is any human being, one’s actual self, or someone’s individual personality. Thus, it is clearly distinguished from any animal or thing. So far, so good. But what is a person in its plural form? Persons? People? Well, both are grammatically correct and might seem to mean the same thing. But beware: when you need to choose one, choose wisely. Continue reading SOS English: People vs. Persons
Last but not least (and really: by far not least), we’ll talk about another crucial element of basic grammar: Adverbs. Adverbs are indeed quite similar to Adjectives. However, whereas Adjectives focus on describing nouns and tell us “what something or someone is like,” Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. In other words, adverbs tell us how, when, and where an action is performed. Continue reading Grammar Basics: Adverbs
Yes, you can. But sometimes you can not. Or cannot. Or can’t. Well, which one is it? Let’s find out in this article! Continue reading SOS English: Cannot vs. Can Not
Next to nouns and verbs, adjectives are essential to every meaningful sentence. There wouldn’t even be any exciting stories to tell if it wasn’t for adjectives. Simply put, adjectives describe to us “what something or someone is like.” But let’s dive deeper into the topic and show you how to identify an adjective when you see one. Continue reading Grammar Basics: Adjectives
When it comes to relative pronouns, there’s no way around using “who,” “which,” and “that.” We’ve already discussed the difference between “which” and “that” in this article. So today, we’ll take a turn on the usage of “who” and “which.” Relative … Continue reading SOS English: “Who” vs. “Which”
In saying “Sorry” and to apologize, you admit that you did something wrong. However, the difference between these two phrases is very subtle but still impactful, depending on the situation. Continue reading I’m sorry, I apologize.
The confusion between “who’s” and “whose” is pretty much the same as with “it’s” and “its.” One is the contraction of “who is” or “who has” – the other is used to show ownership. Compared to one of our previous articles about “who vs. whom,” this topic here is much easier to understand. Continue reading SOS English: “Who’s” vs. “Whose”
The words “literally” and “figuratively” are indispensable to our everyday communication and social interaction. Most people will understand that when you say, “I literally peed my pants of fright when my friends pulled this stupid prank on me,” you most probably didn’t really pee your pants. However, you’d use “literally” for the case you’d actually peed your pants and “figuratively” when you were just really, really scared at that particular moment. Confused? Well, let’s dive in deeper and have a closer look. Continue reading SOS English: Literally vs. Figuratively
Verbs describe a physical (run, jump, talk) or mental (think, confuse, guess) action or a state of being (to exist, to live, to be).
With a noun or pronoun (which primarily functions as “subject”), verbs tell us what the subject does or performs. Even though that might sound easy to understand, there are, however, a couple of things you have to keep in mind, especially if you’re currently trying to learn English. So, let’s get going, shall we? Continue reading Grammar Basics: Verbs