grammar

To, Too, or Two?

Spelling and Grammar Tips - To Too or Two

To is a preposition (or part of a verb); too indicates an excess of something or “also,” and two is a number. Examples: Are you ready to go yet? I had a great time yesterday while I was walking to school. To be or not to be? That is the question. That chicken is way …

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Your and You’re

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Your and You're

Your refers to something that belongs to “you;” you’re means “you are”. Examples: Is that your coat or mine? Your house is much bigger than my house. If you don’t listen to me more carefully, you’re going to be sorry! You’re the oldest one here, so you choose first. It’s not my fault you’re so …

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Who or Whom

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Who or Whom

Both who and whom are pronouns. Use who when you are referring to the subject of a clause and whom when you are referring to the object. Examples: Who wants to learn how to use proper grammar? I wish I knew who took the last piece of cake. From whom did you borrow that sweater? …

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Then and Than

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Then and Than

Then is used to mark time or in a sequence of events; than is used to compare items. Examples: I’m going to finish eating dessert first, and then I’ll wash the dishes. The concert ended, then Sophie went to bed. Is your sweater more expensive than mine? It’s obvious—John is stronger than Joe. The new …

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Practice or Practise?

Grammar and Spelling Tips - Practice or Practise

If you write in American English, you can just use practice no matter what. Otherwise, it’s spelled practice when used as a noun, practise when used as a verb. Examples: I really need to practise my grammar more or I’m going to fail my English exam. I like to practise piano. If you want to …

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