Bought vs. Brought

Bought vs. Brought The difference between bought and brought is a very simple one. They are both past tenses of two different verbs and have totally separate meanings. BOUGHT ‘Bought’ is the past tense of ‘buy’. Brought is defined as to carry, convey, lead, of cause to go along to another place. E.g. I bought […]

Either vs. Neither

Either and neither are total opposites, it is absolutely necessary to know the right and the exact meaning of these words to avoid using them incorrectly in public. Either can be used in different parts of speech such as: a conjunction, an adjective, a pronoun or an adverb. As a pronoun conjunction or an adjective […]

All right vs. Alright

All right and alright are not interchangeable because ‘alright’ as a word is not completely adopted by the English language. It is not all right to use the word ‘alright’, apparently. Some people say that ‘alright’ is a misspelled word for ‘all right’ but turns out it is not the case. All right as a […]

Accept versus Except

Accept versus Except There is a lot of confusion with these two words; they are words that have a similar sound but with very different meanings. Let us learn when to use accept versus except. Accept It is a verb and it has several meanings: To accept something as true – I accept your explanation. […]

Adverse versus Averse

Adverse versus Averse Let us look at the difference between Adverse versus Averse. Both of them are adjectives. ‘Adverse’ means a sense of hostility. ‘Averse’ is used to describe people and it means feelings that are opposed or declined. It is idiomatic and opposite of willingness or agreement. [The two words Adverse and Averse, are definitely not […]

Difference between: Adapt, Adept, and Adopt

Difference between: Adapt, Adept, and Adopt Similar sound and almost similar spellings, these words are really confusing aren’t they? Here’s the basic difference between: Adapt, Adept, and Adopt. ‘Adept’ is an adjective, but ‘adopt’ and ‘adapt’ are verbs. Let’s have a look at their meanings. Adapt To change for a new situation or purpose, it means to […]

Advice versus Advise

Advice versus Advise Advice versus Advise. You are not the first person if you are confused between the usage of these two words. They are different only because of one alphabet, though they are used in very similar contexts. Here is the exact difference between Advice versus Advice: Advise A verb which means to offer […]

Beside versus Besides

Beside versus Besides Let us learn the correct way of using each of these words. Let’s outline their definitions and usage. Beside This is a preposition which means ‘at the side of’ or ‘next to’. E.g. My best friend will always stand beside me. We all sat beside the fire and cooked. It can also […]