Travel vs Trip – Difference

What is the difference between Travel and Trip? These two words frequently confuse learners of English. A quick explanation that is valid for most situations is the following: Travel – a verb (the action) Trip – a noun Susan’s husband isn’t in town at the moment; he...

Million vs Millions

The difference between Million and Millions Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct? A: New Zealand has a population of over four million people B: New Zealand has a population of over four millions people The first sentence (A) is correct and the...

Death of Common Sense – An Obituary

This text “The Death of Common Sense” was sent to me and I thought I would share with you. There is a message behind the story which I feel is so true. What has happened to the world? What has happened to common sense? There is a lot of vocabulary here so...

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...

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