Any Longer vs Any More vs No Longer

Any longer and any more (or anymore) are synonyms. When we use any longer or any more, we need to use don’t/doesn’t because the adverbs express a negative relationship with time. It is also important that we put them at the end of the sentence. However, when we use no longer, it comes between the … Continue reading Any Longer vs Any More vs No Longer

Especially and Specially

 Especially and specially are adverbs. Especially means more than usual, most of all, in particular. Judith likes chocolate, especially the dark one. I like tea, especially the green tea. He’s usually tired in the evening, but he was especially tired this evening. Specially is used to talk about particular purpose or way of something. This … Continue reading Especially and Specially

Mistaken Words Like and As

There is a lot of confusion about these two words because they are similar in meaning. Here are some important differences between them:

Bring or Take?

The verbs bring and take are often mistaken because they both describe the movement from one location to another. The main difference is that bring describes movement toward someone or something: I’ll bring some tea. Pam brought a friend to the party. We should bring a camera to the picnic with us. On the other … Continue reading Bring or Take?

Good & Well

The main difference between good and well is: Good is an adjective and well is an adverb. Sarah paints well. Jim is a good painter. Things become confusing after linking verbs; we use good after linking verbs such as: be, taste, sound, smell, look, seem and feel if we want to describe the subject, not … Continue reading Good & Well