Tag: Use of English

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

#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.

Apathy versus Empathy [Use Of English]

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

Lose or Loose? #UseOfEnglish

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