FARTHER or FURTHER

FARTHER and FURTHER both mean “at a greater distance, ” and they often are used interchangeably,  though they aren’t quite the same. FARTHER typically refers to physical length or distance. It is the comparative form of the word “far” when referring to distance. FURTHER typically refers to abstract distance. It Read more…

LEND and BORROW

LEND is a verb meaning “give something to someone for a short time, expecting that you will get it back.” BORROW is a verb meaning, “get something from someone, intending to give it back after a short time.” When you give something, you LEND it; when you get or receive something, Read more…

HISTORIC or HISTORICAL?

HISTORIC: “famous or important in history,” as in a historic occasion HISTORICAL: “concerning history or past events,” as in historical evidence Thus, a “historic” event is one that was very important, whereas a “historical” event is something that happened in the past. Buildings, villages, districts, and landmarks deemed important are often Read more…

THEN or THAN?

THEN is an adverb relating to time. Depending on its use, it means “at the time” or “afterward.”  For example, “We ate breakfast and then we left for school.” THAN is a conjunction that is used when comparing two or more things. For example, “Chocolate ice cream is better than strawberry ice cream.” Read more…

i.e. OR e.g.

I.E. is often mixed up with E.G. or considered interchangeable, but they are not! Here’s what they mean and how to avoid mixing them up in the future: “i.e.” is Latin for “id est,” meaning “that is.” “e.g.” is Latin for “exempli gratia,” meaning “for example.” Use “i.e.” when you Read more…

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