Better English

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


Misplaced Modifiers Dangling modifiers aka misplaced modifiers are all expressions that grammarians toss into the conversation on purpose to confuse and embarrass the rest of us. So what do they mean? Consider this sentence: walking down the high street, the new shoe shop caught her eye. We all probably know what is meant, but grammatically […]

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How good is your English?

Some words have a similar sound but have very different meaning. Here is a test to see how good your English really is.

Explain the difference between the following commonly confused words:

It pays to be especially careful when using words to describe someone. Often a subtle word change can give a very different meaning and impact on what you say.