Rules for using a hyphen between words

Have you ever wondered why they put a hyphen between different words in English? Well don’t worry, this is sometimes a problem for native speakers of English too. And, as you can see in the picture above, the use of a hyphen in English can make a difference in...

Redundant Letters

Redundant Letters One of the most difficult things in English is spelling and pronunciation. Because English is a mish mash of Latin, Old English, French, German, Greek… in fact every language in Europe. There are a lot of odd spellings for words which originated from...

Maybe or May be – What is the difference?

When do you use maybe and when do you use may be? This is a common mistake for students learning English (and sometimes native speakers too!). The simplest explanation is: Maybe = perhaps May be = is possibly Our boss was sick yesterday so he may be absent from work...

Business or Busyness

Business OR Busyness A common mistake amongst English students is the spelling of Business. Bussyness, bizness, buziness, bussiness and bussnis are just some of the spellings I’ve seen! To remember, think – business is full of busy-ness (busi-ness)! Busy =...

To spill the beans

To spill the beans = to confess; reveal a secret, to tell the truth, usually accidentally. To Spill (verb) = to cause something to fall out of a container, such as water from a glass Beans (noun) = the kidney-shaped seeds of certain vegetables such as peas To spill...

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