Tag: word-usage

103 Is there any difference between being ill and sick? 2013-01-23T20:44:08.710

78 Does "a couple" always mean two? 2013-02-12T16:57:19.790

76 What's the difference between "center" and "centre"? 2013-10-21T06:08:49.100

70 If potato chips come in contact with humid air, they become what? 2014-08-05T09:15:48.303

66 Is there any more 'respectful word' than 'beggars' for these wonderful guys? 2015-09-24T05:34:07.407

61 What is the right word to refer to a black person, when you don't know their name? 2014-09-08T05:42:20.183

58 Can I write "nonsensual data" for data that makes no sense? 2015-04-22T11:41:31.017

58 What's the meaning of bee in hand and beauty in eye? 2016-06-14T14:41:20.020

54 "[I]t literally scared her to death" - Why is "I" in brackets? 2016-03-30T13:31:53.583

51 The college in 'Electoral College' 2016-12-20T10:37:45.417

50 Why are nice picture/gif/video about foo called "foo-porn"? 2017-05-31T09:22:59.863

47 "To death" vs "to the death" 2016-08-17T05:23:14.033

47 Can I say "fingers" when referring to toes? 2019-03-20T11:37:13.773

46 'Ask away' - what does 'away' mean? 2016-05-26T08:19:59.010

45 What do we call 'ketchup', 'cheesy dip' , 'oregano' and things like that collectively, as they aren't side dishes? 2014-12-11T08:46:47.097

42 Do native speakers still use "ought to"? 2017-02-16T23:32:08.027

40 How can you recognize "uncle" is father's brother or mother's brother? (Is there any "default option"? ) 2018-06-04T21:41:32.327

40 What's the meaning of "Can it, will you?" 2018-07-20T06:28:16.083

39 How to say something like "my company" without sounding like I own the company? 2016-08-28T16:10:07.547

39 What is the difference between IMO and IMHO and IHOP? 2017-01-10T15:29:08.057

38 Why did my "seldom" get corrected? 2019-07-18T09:05:52.593

38 "Bathroom" or "Restroom" 2020-07-13T16:23:20.363

36 Is Let us = Let's? 2015-08-20T11:36:06.197

34 Differences between "mandatory" and "compulsory" 2013-03-09T20:33:39.303

33 "Important to me" or "Important for me" 2013-12-16T07:33:56.010

33 How do Americans respond when asked for their names? 2015-12-21T15:51:49.300

33 Does one call "regular" men "Sir" in the UK? 2018-11-16T11:18:42.577

33 "When you Frankenstein a team together..." - Is "Frankenstein" a new verb? 2019-10-23T21:46:56.950

32 Why is "for a tortuous three days" singular even though days is plural? 2017-05-01T07:31:00.357

31 What is the correct term "back-end", "back end" or "backend"? 2017-01-27T20:38:28.463

29 Are there any solid reasons for the "-st", "-nd", "-rd", and "-th" suffixes for numbers? 2013-12-20T04:41:57.990

29 “file doesn’t exist” or “file doesn’t exists” 2014-05-21T21:34:08.137

29 Keeping my mouth shut, referring to avoiding weight gain 2016-07-27T02:42:10.243

29 What's the meaning of "be broker than the Ten Commandments"? 2018-05-25T17:48:49.857

28 I have "a doubt" about whether this phrase is acceptable English 2013-03-29T16:49:49.790

28 "quite" vs "pretty" 2014-07-08T06:22:57.740

28 Are some offensive words always masculine? 2017-07-17T22:53:40.363

28 "Transgender" versus the obsolete term "transgendered" 2018-05-16T17:42:56.170

28 Why is New York often said with the word "City" in English? 2018-09-01T16:51:57.297

27 Difference between "in time" and "on time" 2013-08-31T17:22:20.147

27 Why is it correct to say "me busy."? 2020-04-05T22:19:56.620

26 "(Noun) the sh*t out of this" — What nouns work? 2016-02-26T18:31:08.047

26 When to say "I need money" as opposed to "I need the money"? 2016-12-30T08:55:08.880

26 Is there any difference between "temporary" and "provisional"? 2017-05-30T02:24:05.473

25 Difference between 'One to One' and 'One on One' 2013-08-05T04:33:31.520

25 My lady, Your honour, Your grace, how to decide whether to use "my" or "your"? 2014-04-08T09:14:28.980

24 "very unique" - Is it wrong? Why? 2013-01-23T23:22:39.377

24 What does the word "though" mean and on which occasions can be used? 2013-03-10T23:30:29.833

24 'Out of curiosity' means I'm not curious at all. Isn't it? 2014-06-27T09:22:37.067

24 "I did my best" vs "I did the best I could" 2016-05-31T11:58:00.203

24 Is there any difference between friendly and kind? 2016-10-06T03:31:24.517

24 Glass vs Cup - differences in usage 2017-06-15T01:05:35.840

24 Greeting with "Ho" 2019-06-17T06:26:20.210

23 Stuck writing a sentence because tea is a 'beverage' and water is not! 2015-02-18T09:38:18.520

23 Can I use "Dress" for men's wear? 2015-06-22T19:25:42.257

23 What does web-mistress imply as a job title 2016-06-06T04:05:34.313

23 Can I say "I speak Chinese as well as Spanish"? 2016-09-02T15:05:02.180

23 Is it good to call someone "Nerd"? 2016-10-27T16:47:21.920

23 "Do never..." vs. "Do not ever..." 2017-03-16T12:07:51.857

22 Do kidnappers only kidnap kids? 2014-12-03T16:05:55.223

22 Is 'mating' only used with males? What if I use it with females? Is it incorrect? 2015-01-07T12:38:56.880

22 What does 'aye' mean in this context? 2015-01-12T21:27:06.173

22 "I bought this shirt offline." Is this correct usage of the word 'offline'? 2015-05-27T09:29:58.697

22 Can we call a divorced woman single? 2016-05-31T02:25:59.387

22 Does "Excuse him." make sense? 2016-12-20T15:29:34.887

22 Difference between "pardoned" and "forgiven" 2017-02-22T22:03:40.733

22 Why can't we say snakes crawl? 2017-12-03T08:34:07.790

21 Articles: When do I use "a", "the", or "__"? 2013-01-24T09:12:58.743

21 Can I be mobbed by only one person? 2013-01-24T22:46:18.850

21 Is "snows" ever used as noun? 2013-01-29T02:35:20.750

21 Allow (to) + infinitive, substantive, verb+ -ing 2013-10-10T14:57:29.877

21 Isn't 'charge a fee' redundant? 2014-02-26T12:06:46.313

21 Why do you "get in a car" but "get on a train" 2014-03-24T22:14:39.343

21 Does word "someone" refer to both an animal and a human being or only human being? 2015-06-28T18:23:38.497

21 Too many to's? 'I am not able to come to office' 2016-01-28T07:04:48.817

21 How do I invite a friend "on my expense"? 2017-01-11T08:00:47.333

21 Is uncle really limited to siblings of parents or their husbands? 2018-06-06T02:14:46.380

20 I can downplay. Can I upplay? 2014-09-18T00:51:37.640

20 'I got a cold' versus 'I caught a cold' 2015-09-19T11:29:15.897

20 How do native speakers say 'I have completed all the missions/levels in the game'? 2016-07-13T08:52:40.563

19 Difference between "Trip", "Travel", and "Journey" 2013-01-29T16:35:25.510

19 How many items are actually "a few items"? 2013-02-03T21:02:24.727

19 How should I answer 'Happy New Year'? 2013-12-31T13:33:37.987

19 The meaning of baggage vs luggage 2014-06-16T10:33:18.473

19 Can we use "former" and "latter" for plural nouns? 2014-12-10T17:52:49.150

19 Proper term for hiring fewer people than required 2016-12-11T14:46:04.237

19 The indefinite article with an amount modified by an adjective: "It cost a mere 20 dollars." 2018-07-31T08:06:06.310

19 Why do the British use the word "flipping" for emphasis? 2018-11-08T05:49:41.907

19 Is the phrase "a bottle of water" something a native English speaker would say? 2020-03-22T06:10:43.603

19 Are "concur" and "agree" exact synonyms? 2020-06-08T01:57:15.107

19 What does "the proverbial middle finger" mean? 2020-07-21T15:12:30.160

18 "Furthermore" versus "moreover" 2013-02-26T08:59:54.540

18 What can I say when someone has dialed the wrong number? 2013-03-21T14:02:14.750

18 the exact time of "evening" and "night" 2013-08-12T03:43:20.117

18 What is the difference between 'hear' and 'listen'? 2013-08-14T12:04:52.717

18 How do I use "also" in a sentence? 2014-01-23T20:43:36.883

18 "I did a few mistakes" vs "I made a few mistakes" 2014-12-13T08:51:55.933

18 Use of 'without' in 'the howling of wolves without grew louder...' 2016-07-20T12:26:39.167

18 Flee from vs flee 2017-02-22T07:19:22.703