English

Odd Plurals

While I was writing this afternoon, I found myself needing to check what the plural for ‘octopus’ would be. I’ve always thought that you would say ‘one octopus, two octopi,’ however, I’ve come to learn that I have been using… Read More ›

Confused Words 4

  Hi everyone, today has been a slow day so I thought I’d post another round of confused words. They are: Mare, Mayor Mare: This is the word used to describe a female member of the equine animal family. For instance,… Read More ›

Word Classes

In language, all words are grouped into different categories or ‘classes’, and they can be confusing, with each class of word serving a specific function. Here are the main word classes we use in English: Nouns – a noun is… Read More ›

Confused Words 3

It’s been a little while since I last wrote a Confused Words post and there’s no time like the present, so here are some more words that are, for whatever reason, sometimes confused. Flew, Flu, Flue Flew: this is the… Read More ›

Confused Words 2

Hi everyone, here’s another post about words that are oft confused for various reasons and just as I have done with the Writing Tips posts, I’m switching to a numbering sequence in the title instead of a synonym for ‘more’… Read More ›

Additional Confused Words

Hello everyone here’s another post about words that are sometimes confused with others. You can find my other posts about Confused Words here. Break, Brake Break: is the word to use when you’re talking about ending or pausing something for… Read More ›

Further Confused Words

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another post about words that may sound similar but can mean entirely different things. They are: Horde, Hoard Horde: this word is used when you want to describe a large group of people. For example,… Read More ›

Even More Confused Words

Procrastination, my oldest nemesis, has set in once again and so in an attempt to motivate myself I’m back with ‘Even More Confused Words‘. They are: Assure, Ensure, Insure Assure: is used when you are trying to make certain of… Read More ›