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Gage vs. gauge?

Gage and gauge often share the same meaning, but “gauge” is the preferred English spelling for topics regarding measurement, estimation, or mathematics.

What Does By and Large Mean?

By and large is a classic English idiom: It has a figurative meaning, and it’s nearly impossible to figure out this definition just by looking at the individual words that comprise it.

Compliment vs Complement: What’s the difference?

The two words ‘compliment’ and ‘complement’ can often be confusing for those not sure of their differences.

Defence vs Defense: What’s the difference?

The two words ‘defence’ and ‘defense’ can often be confusing for those not sure of their differences.

What Does Like Father Like Son Mean?

Although considered an ancient proverb, the expression like father, like son is extremely common in writing and speech today.

Has vs have?

“Has” and “have” appear together for the present and perfect tenses of the verb “to have.”

Words That Start With F: Your Scrabble Cheat Sheet

If you play frequent games of Scrabble or Words with Friends, try becoming fluent with all the first-class words that start with the letter F.

What Does Birthday Suit Mean?

If someone tells you they’re wearing their “birthday suit,” don’t expect to be impressed by a stylish jacket and trousers.

Cannot vs can not?

“Cannot” is the formal form of “can’t” and “can not.” English speakers can use “cannot” and “can not” interchangeably, but “cannot” is more common and accepted amongst English audiences.