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”
The “Active” and “Passive Voice” in speech and writing tell us if the “subject” in a sentence either performs or receives an action. Compared to the “Active Voice,” which concentrates on the “subject” of a sentence, the “Passive Voice” puts the “object” into focus. Continue reading The Passive 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 may or may not believe it, but sometimes even co-workers here at Typeright struggle to find out when to use a hyphen in English. Then I’ll get the question ‘To hyphen or not to hyphen?’ and that’s when we figured we should create an own article for that specific topic. Yes, this one’s for you, Christoph. Continue reading To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate – That’s The Question
“Run-on” sentences are just compound sentences gone wrong. Like very wrong. You could also say that “run-on” sentences consist of too many ideas and thoughts without the proper punctuation. If “compound sentences” and “dependent vs. independent clauses” don’t ring a bell, make sure to check out one of our previous articles. But continue reading to find out how to recognize run-on sentences and especially how to fix them! Continue reading How To Fix “Run-On Sentences”
“Which” or “that” – we can use both words in various contexts, but the confusion starts when we use them as a relative pronoun. Even though many people believe that the differences between those two words aren’t really differences at all, there are actually some rules for their usage. But let’s have a closer look! Continue reading SOS English: which vs. that
Anyone, anybody, anything, anywhere, everyone, everybody, everything, everywhere, someone, somebody,… you get the point. All those words are indefinite pronouns we use for people, things, and places. And since there are so many of them, it’s not unusual that sometimes … Continue reading SOS English: Anybody vs. Everybody vs. Somebody
We’ve learned by now that there are precisely four ways each in the English language to express the present and past. To describe things and actions that will happen in the future, started in the present and end in the … Continue reading Basic English Tenses: The Future