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

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...?
Quality Checking

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.
Arrow pointing at the dots over both i and j, known as tittle

What is a Tittle?

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

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?

Riddle Me This…

Language Riddles: Can you answer this riddle? If it’s information you seek, come and see me. If it’s pairs of letters you need, I have consecutively three. What am I?

A time riddle

Language Riddles: Can you answer this riddle? What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?
Super Woman

English Superhero’s Spelling Quiz

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