Category: Grammar

Grammar

To vs. Too

‘Too’ and ‘to’ are possibly two of the most mixed up words in the English language. You see them being used incorrectly all the time, especially on social media. You’ll see, though, that that extra ‘o’ makes all the difference. The two words actually mean something different. The basic difference …
Grammar

I.e. vs. E.g.

I.e. and e.g. are very commonly used abbreviations in English writing, but many writers don’t actually know how they should be used. They don’t actually mean the same thing as many people suppose, so how you use them matters. There is a critical difference between the two that you should …
Grammar

Who vs. Whom

Who vs. whom is a problem that many writers get stuck on. They feel as though they can’t ever know when the right time is to use ‘whom’, but in fact it’s not as hard as you’d think. There is a difference, and it’s not that hard to know when …
Grammar

Affect vs. Effect

These two words sound as though they should mean the same thing, but in fact they signify two different concepts entirely. They’re often used interchangeably but incorrectly. Once you know the difference though, it’s easy to correct your usage. Let’s take ‘affect’ first. Affect is most commonly used as a …