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Commonly Confused Words Quiz

Test your understanding of commonly-confused words that we have covered in previous lessons with this short quiz. Pick the choice in parentheses that best completes the sentence. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. If you find yourself routinely confusing...

Comparatives and Superlatives

Comparatives and superlatives belong to a special class of adjective used to compare two or more nouns. Whether you need to use a comparative or a superlative depends on the number of nouns that you are comparing. Comparatives Comparatives are used to compare two...

Than vs. Then

Than and then are two of the most commonly-confused words in the English language. These words are nearly identical in spelling and pronunciation. In casual speech, the difference in pronunciation by native English speakers can range from slight to nonexistent.  This...

Adjectives vs. Adverbs

In this English lesson, we’re going to discuss the difference between adjectives and adverbs. In English, adjectives and adverbs have distinct uses. You can’t use an adjective in an adverbial role or an adverb in an adjectival role. Nevertheless, native English...

Eliminating Wordiness

Long, complex English sentences are difficult to read. Multiple such sentences can make a paragraph difficult to follow. Because English provides so many different structures for creating sentences, it can be easy for a sentence to “get away” from you. If you find...