Vagrant vs Hobo – Is There A Difference?

comparing the definitions of vagrant vs hobo

It is no secret that the English language is full of words that can be easily confused. Take beside vs besides for example. Understanding the difference between vagrant vs hobo is a great example. We have all passed a person who lives on the side of the road. But what is this person? In this … Read more

W As A Vowel [Consonant vs Vowel Sounds]

List of vowels A E I O u y w

Let’s face it, the spelling of English words can be tricky. The fact that there are hundreds of different English spelling rules to memorize makes things even more tricky. New writers often get tripped up when it comes to unique rules for consonant and vowel sounds. In this post, we will break down how you … Read more

Lots or Lot’s – Is There A Difference?

thinking about the difference between lots vs lot's

The words “lots” and “lot’s” are two words that are commonly confused. Some writers think the apostrophe is needed. While others prefer not to use any punctuation at all. Which spelling is correct? In this post, we’ll teach you this spelling rule so that you don’t make a silly typo! What’s The Difference: Lots and … Read more

Axel or Axle – Which Spelling Is Correct?

There are certain words in the English language that have an alternative spelling. This can make spotting spelling mistakes extremely difficult! New writers often get confused when trying to decide between axel or axle in their writing. Which spelling is correct? In this post, we’ll give you the answer with some examples to illustrate the … Read more

Pedaling or Pedalling – Is There A Difference?

woman thinking about pedaling and pedalling

As a Grammar teacher, I frequently run into words which appear similar in spelling, but have totally different meanings. In fact, changing just a single letter can completely change the definition and use case of a word! In this post, we’ll examine the difference between pedaling or pedalling so that you can avoid making a … Read more

Hon or Hun – Which Is Short For Honey?

woman thinking about the difference between hun vs hon

If you have a grandmother, chances are you have been called hon or hun more times than you can count. At first glance, both of these words seem to be the shortened form of honey. But which spelling is correct? In this post, we’ll help you decide between hun and hon so that you can … Read more

To Me or For Me – Which Is Correct?

comparing the difference between the words for me or to me

Did you do something to me or for me? Many new writers get tripped up deciding between these popular phrases “to me” and “for me” in their writing. Some people think that these terms are interchangeable and is just a matter of personal opinion. Like with most grammar rules, the correct two words are determined … Read more

Reuse or Re-Use – Which Spelling Is Correct?

A small spelling difference can make a huge difference in the meaning of a phrase or word. Small changes in punctuation can have the same effect. One example of this can be seen in the words re-use or reuse. These words are spelled almost identically. But do they have the same meaning? Read on to … Read more

On Page or In Page? Which Is The Correct Spelling?

Is it on page 1 or in page 1

There is a long list of words in the English language which look similar and can be easily confused. The words “on” and “in” are two of the most commonly confused words. In fact, most people think you can use the two words interchangeably in their writing. To illustrate this rule with an example, this … Read more

Casual vs Causal – Which Is The Correct Spelling?

picture comparing the words casual and causal

The words “casual” and “causal” are very frequently confused by new writers for obvious reasons. After all, they are spelled almost identically! However, these words have two very different meanings. Using them interchangeably in your writing would be an embarrassing mistake. Luck for your, this article will help you make the distinction between casual vs … Read more