One dilemma faced in English is the correct usage of “everyone”. Is it to be considered singular or plural? For example: Everyone was confused, versus: Everyone were confused Everyone is awesome, versus: Everyone are awesome Everyone has a problem, versus: Everyone have a problem In English Grammar, the word “everyone” has a singular status. Same applies to the following words: everybody, everything, anybody, anyone, each, either, neither, none, no one, someone, and something. As such,…"Use Of English: Is “everyone” singular or plural?"
The words empathy and apathy are sometimes mixed up in everyday usage. Here is a quick look at what they mean: Empathy: the capacity to understand and share another person’s experiences, feelings and emotions. An empathic person is able to put himself in another person’s shoes and understand what they are going through. Example of usage The world would be a much better place if we had more empathy towards others. Apathy: a state of…"Apathy versus Empathy [Use Of English]"
The two words Lose and Loose appear to be similar, but they mean two different things and so are to be used differently. Lose: be deprived of or cease to have or retain something; to suffer the loss of something. Examples: You will lose your keys if you are not careful with them That boy may lose his life if he doesn’t stop being irresponsible Did she lose the baby? Loose: to untie or release…"Lose or Loose? #UseOfEnglish"
The words “condone” and “cordon” may look similar, but they mean two vastly different things. To condone is to approve of (or accept) a bad or wrong behaviour e.g. “FIFA cannot condone such bad behaviour by players”. In other words, FIFA cannot accept or approve of bad behaviour from players. To cordon (more accurately “to cordon off”) means to draw a line or circle of police, soldiers, or guards preventing access to or from an…"How to use the words “Condone” and “Cordon”"
Yes; the two words “this” and “these” are often mixed up in daily use. But it is really simple figuring out how to use them. This: is used when referring to a single entity or iteme.g: What is wrong with this boy? This car is old! Take this bag of rice to the store. These: is used when referring to multiple entities or items e.g: What is wrong with these boys? These cars are old!…"#UseOfEnglish: “This” versus “These”"
The two words “Your” and “You’re” are often mixed up in use. Again, they are not interchangeable, so you need to know how and where to use them. Your “Your” is used when you need to express possession or express that something belongs to someone. “Your” is the opposite of “my”. If you want to use “your”, do a double check to see if “my” would fit in there. If it doesn’t, then don’t. Examples…"Use Of English: Your and You’re"