Determiners: What They Are and How to Use Them

Determiners: What They Are and How to Use Them

When communicating in English, you may notice that not all words fall neatly into the eight parts of speech (which are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections).  One of these words that falls outside those eight...
Beside vs Besides: Which Should You Use?

Beside vs Besides: Which Should You Use?

The English language can be really tricky, especially with words that are almost identical. For example, how do you know when to use “beside” and when to use “besides”?  Here are some basic explanations to help you understand the difference.  What Is the...
Presume vs. Assume: What’s the Difference?

Presume vs. Assume: What’s the Difference?

Presume and assume share similar meanings, but there are a few subtle yet key differences that separate them. Knowing when and how to use each properly can make you a stronger writer and more effective speaker. Presume vs. Assume Presume and assume both mean to...