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Common Mistakes in English

The difference between Profession and Occupation in English.

The difference between Profession and Occupation

The difference between Occupation and Profession in English Profession Requires a degree or completed studies at a university (or higher education). It involves extensive training and special knowledge. Examples of professions are accountants, architects, doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers. Notice how you need a degree (higher education) to be able to work in these professions. Occupation […]

To Be + Age in English. How to say your age in English.

How to say your age in English

I have just created a new chart about how to say your age in English. The reason I created this is because in English we use TO BE for your age and not have as in some other languages. (In Spanish you use tener, In French avoir , in Italian avere, but in English we do not […]

The difference between ALL, EVERY and EACH in English

All vs. Every vs. Each

We have already seen the difference between All day vs. Every day vs. Everyday. Well, I have just created a new chart about the difference between All, Every and Each with other words: Note: This chart only shows some of the differences between these words. We have much more information with many more example sentences […]

The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English

Few vs. Little

I have a new chart for you. The difference between FEW, A FEW, LITTLE and A LITTLE in English. (These are known grammatically as quantifiers) There are more notes at the bottom of this page: Much, Many, Lot, Few, Little which includes more example sentences. Once you feel comfortable with the difference, try our interactive game where you need […]

The difference between TO, TOO and TWO in English - Meanings and Example sentences

To, Too or Two

  To, Too and Two are three words that native English speakers sometimes spell incorrectly when writing. WHY? Because these three words are Homophones. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. So To, Too and Two are pronounced the same though […]

The difference between All right and Alright in English.

All right vs. Alright

A common doubt that even native English speakers have is whether to write All right (two words) or Alright (one word). What is the difference between All right and Alright? All right (adjective/adverb): in a satisfactory manner but not especially good; acceptable; suitable I was a little worried though everything turned out all right in […]

The difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain (as well as the British Isles)

Difference between United Kingdom and Great Britain

The other day I was asked what the difference is between United Kingdom and Great Britain and honestly, not being from that part of the world (I’m from New Zealand) I had no idea! So of course, I don’t like to “not know” things so I investigated. The result of my investigation led me to make […]

The difference between Meet and Get together in English

Meet vs. Get together

The difference between Meet and Get together It’s Friday night and you have plans to have a drink with your friends. So what expression do we use in English to explain that you will join with your friends at the bar at 10pm? A. I will meet my friends at the bar. B. I will […]

The difference between Every day and All day in English

All day vs. Every day vs. Everyday

We have new charts for you covering two common mistakes in English. The first chart explains when to use Every day instead of All day. The second chart explains the difference between Every day (two words) and Everyday (one word). Don’t worry, this is also a common mistake for native speakers of English NOTE: They […]