“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: 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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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 usage The world would be a much better place if we had more empathy towards others. Apathy: a state of…

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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 may lose his life if he doesn’t stop being irresponsible Did she lose the baby? Loose: to untie or release…

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