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Chose vs. choose

The verb choose describes the act of making a decision or choosing something out of several different options.

Yay or nay?

Writing ‘yay or nay’ instead of ‘yea or nay’ is one of the most common misspellings in the English language.

Mrs. vs. ms.?

The formal title of Ms. is the modern and polite way to address a woman who is unmarried or whose marital status is unknown.

“My Apology” or “My Apologies”?

The phrases “my apology” and “my apologies” are both grammatically correct, but how we use them in sentences can look very different.

Which vs. that: What’s the difference?

computer

That and which are relative pronouns that function similarly within a modifying clause, but are used differently within sentences.

Principal vs. principle?

suit

Principal and principle are commonly confused words that are pronounced and spelled similarly but carry different meanings.

Concave vs. convex?

globe

Concave and convex are opposite terms used to describe the shapes of mirrors, lenses, graphs, or slopes.

To vs. too?

too sign

While to and too look and sound similar, they are separate words with different uses in English grammar.

Capital vs. capitol

capitol hill

The word capitol is a noun primary used for names of government buildings in state capitals and, more specifically, in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.