The curse of knowledge

Recently, I came across a term, “curse of knowledge”, and guys, it is totally a thing. Remember those awful days in class where your lecturer or teacher knows his subject to the core, yet is absolute rubbish when it comes to teaching it? Yep, that’s the curse of knowledge. This weirdly named phenomenon is described as a situation where an individual is unable to ignore the knowledge they have that others do not have. In…

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“Severally” does not mean the same as “several times” #UseOfEnglish

Severally means: separately or individually; each in turn. Example: “The men received their prizes severally.” This means they took turn to receive the prizes. They collected them separately. It does not mean that they collected prizes several times. Don’t forget: “severally” does not mean “several times”.

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Thought versus Taught – #UseOfEnglish

The words “thought” and “taught” often get mixed up in written English. Today, we have a look at the differences between them: Thought – the past tense of think. Example: I thought you wanted us to spend time together tonight. Taught – the past tense of teach. Example: I taught him maths in our final year. Check out the entire Use Of English library for quick clarification with common errors in English usage.

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#UseOfEnglish: Enquire vs Inquire

The words inquire and enquire are basically synonyms meaning to ask for information. That is to say that they mean the same thing, but are often used in different situations. Enquire: to ask Inquire: to ask, but used more for making a formal request Enquire is also more common in British English, while you will find Inquire being used more in American English. Generally speaking, it doesn’t matter which you use in your everyday communication.

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#UseOfEnglish: Several and Severally

The words “several” and “severally” sound similar but mean different things and are used differently. Several Several means many or plenty in number. Example: “There were several vehicles involved in the accident”. That sentence says that many vehicles were involved in the accident. Severally Severally is another word for: separately, individually, or turn by turn. Example: “The students were responsible for their registration severally”. This means that the students have to carry out their registration…

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