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Whoever vs. whomever?

We use whoever to describe the subject of a verb (the noun in action) and use whomever as the object of a verb (the noun receiving the action).

Into vs. in to?

“In to" is a verb phrase consisting of two separate words, where "in" is part of a verb phrase and "to" is a preposition or part of an infinitive (to + verb).

Alot or a lot?

The English phrase “a lot” indicates a large quantity or the degree and extent of something. Alot is a misspelling of "a lot" and not a real English term.

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?


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

Principal vs. principle?


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