Forbear and Forebear: Meaning, Usage and Difference

In English, there are definitely some words which could cause confusion to users of the language. Some of them look alike in terms of spelling, but they have different meanings; some sound the same in terms of pronunciation but they have different spellings while some are pronounced differently but they have same spellings.  Forbear and … Read more

Difference between Continuous and Continual with Examples

Hello reader, there is something important I wish to call you attention to in this post titled, Difference Between Continuous and Continual with Examples. There are some words that have the same semantic connotations (See 100 Examples of Synonyms) but there is a slight difference in what they actually connote. There are many words that … Read more

Aid vs Aide: Definitions and Correct Usage with Examples

This post titled Aid vs Aide: Definitions and Correct Usage with Examples takes a look at these two homophonous words: aid and aide. A homophone is a word that sounds exactly the same as another word but with a different spelling and meaning. (See Homophones). These two homophones have various shades of meanings and if … Read more

Ravage vs Ravish: Correct usage with Definitions and Examples

Users of English confuse many words many times; Ravage and Ravish are no exceptions. These two are liable to be confused. They sound rather similar although they have different meanings. This post, Ravage vs Ravish: Correct usage with Definitions and Examples, focuses on explaining these words with their definition and their correct usage. Ravage vs … Read more

Compound Sentence with Semicolon Examples

There are compound sentences that, in terms of structure, they appear in a different way. Usually, a compound sentence is joined by a coordinating conjunction; but there are instances in which it is the semicolon that separates the two clauses that form a compound sentence. So, the post, Compound Sentence with Semicolon Examples is to … Read more

Compound Sentences for Kids with Examples

Hello there, permit me to show you how you can explain Compound Sentences for Kids with Examples. Who says the kids can’t learn what a compound sentence is and other types of sentences we have in English? This post is targeted at the kids in explaining to them a compound sentence and its examples. Let … Read more

Prerequisite and perquisite – Definitions, Usages and Examples

Hi there! As you are well aware of, there are certain words in English that share some levels of relationships in terms of their graphology and semantics; that is how we write them and what they mean. (See Homophones, Homonyms and Homographs). Prerequisite and perquisite are no exceptions. This post, Prerequisite and perquisite – Definitions, … Read more

Words that End in Z with Definitions and Examples

The letter Z is the 26th and the last letter of the English alphabet. Unlike other letters like the vowels that have a frequency of appearance in words, the letter ‘z’ does not have much frequency. Also, words that end in ‘z’ are not easy to come by. That is why I present to you … Read more

Compound-Complex Sentence with Meaning and Examples

I have reiterated the fact that there are several sentence types in English which one must be conversant with. This post tagged Compound-Complex Sentence with Meaning and Examples centres on just one of them: the Compound-Complex Sentence. Let us see what it is all about… Compound-Complex Sentence with Meaning and Examples Apart from the Compound-Complex … Read more

Difference between Has and Have with Examples

Learning has no end and it is good that there is a platform like Akademia where one can find answers to many questions on language use and usage. This post is put together to show you the Difference between has and have with Examples. Many people get confused when it comes to identifying these two … Read more