Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings are called “homophones.” And while it might be interesting that there’s even an actual term for those words, in reality, people are rather frustrated because it’s easy to fall into the trap of mixing them up. “To,” “too,” and “two” are such homophones, and since they serve their own purposes in a sentence, it’s time to explain why you need to look out for them. Continue reading SOS English: “too” vs. “to” vs. “two”
When talking about “Active” and “Passive Voice,” we typically refer to the form of a verb that tells us if the “subject” in a sentence either performs or receives an action. In other words, when we use the “Active Voice,” the subject in a sentence is also the person or thing that carries out the act. But let’s have a closer look. Continue reading The Active Voice
Adjectives are useful words that tell us more about someone or something. They give us more information and make stories more interesting and lively. Learn more about them here! Continue reading What Is an Adjective?
Verbs are very important to build a sentence. They tell us what someone or something is doing. Learn more about them here! Continue reading What Is a Verb?
Yes, you can. But sometimes you can not. Or cannot. Or can’t. Well, which one is it? Let’s find out in this article! Continue reading SOS English: Cannot vs. Can Not
You might think that we’ve already summed up all English tenses in the grammatical sense with the “past,” “present,” and “future.” However, there’s one more type of tense that we ought to know about: the “conditional” or, in other words, “conditional sentences” or “if”-sentences. Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Conditionals
The word “like” is probably one of the most-used and sometimes even most confusing words to exist since it has a vast number of meanings and uses. In the written form, “like” can act as a verb, a preposition, conjunction, … Continue reading SOS English: “Like”
Believe it or not: there are plenty of people who confuse the verbs “bring” and “take” – and that’s for a good reason since both words describe the movement of something from one location to another, and mostly it’s a … Continue reading SOS English: bring vs. take