Better English

The Better English category features all blog posts related to improving your English. There are tips on spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation.

What is the difference between ghost and ghoul?

Do you know the difference between ghost and ghoul?

A ghost, or spectre or phantom, is an apparition of a dead spirit or a soul.

What’s the difference between crocodile and alligator?

A crocodile is the name we use to talk about a family of crocodilians such as the Nile crocodile, Caiman etc.

What is the difference…?

Using Inverted Commas and Quotation Marks

Inverted commas or quotation marks are punctuation marks used in pairs to mark off speech, a quotation, a phrase or a word.

What is a Tittle?

The OED states the meaning of tittle, a singular noun as a tiny amount or part of something.

What is the difference between to let and to rent?

You see these signs everywhere you go: To Let, To Rent, For Sale, etc. But what’s the difference between to let and to rent? Isn’t letting the same as renting?

What’s the difference between Unlawful and Illegal?

Unlawful versus Illegal.

In the office recently we had a discussion around the two terms. In relation to a recent political decision around Brexit in the UK, Boris Johnson’s actions were said to be unlawful. What does that mean?

Can you work this out?

English Superhero’s Spelling Quiz

Think you’re good at English spelling? Take this quiz and find out.