Grammar Tips

Good vs. well?

Use the adjective “good” to describe nouns and the adverb “well” to describe verbs. But if you’re discussing “good health,” use the adjective “well.”

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Blonde vs. blond?

If something has a pale-yellow hue, we might call it “blonde” or “blond.” The difference is that the word “blonde” is feminine, while “blond” is masculine or gender-neutral.

Lessor vs lessee?

A lessor is a person or entity that owns something of value and allows people to use their property through a lease agreement.

Fourty or forty?

The word fourty is not a real word, but it is a common misspelling. The word forty is the correct spelling of the number 40.

Desert vs dessert?

The noun dessert is a sweet or savory delicacy that we serve after a meal. The word desert generally describes a dry, barren landscape or the act of abandonment. 

Wellbeing or well-being?

The word wellbeing is a common misspelling of well-being.

Inquire vs enquire?

The verb enquire traditionally means ‘to ask,’ while inquire means ‘to formally investigate.’

May vs might?

The main difference between the verbs may and might involves tense forms: we use may for the present tense and might for the past tense.

Disc vs. disk?

The word disk is more common for American English, while disc is the standard spelling for British English.

Worst vs. worse?

The words worse and worst are comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives “bad” and “ill.” We use “worse” to mean ‘more bad’ and “worst” for ‘most bad.’