English Terms

Kid vs Child

Kid vs Child
The word ‘kid’ was originally not even used to refer to human children, but meant a baby goat, but in the 16th century the word was adapted to even include human babies and children. The word ‘child’ comes...

ie vs eg

ie vs eg
Both ‘ie’ and ‘eg’ are short forms, which are used to imply something else. ‘ie’ stands for ‘id est’ which is Latin, and translates into ‘in other words’ or ‘that is’ or ‘that is to say’. ‘eg’ stands for ‘...

To vs For

To vs For
To is primarily used for destination, time, distance, comparison, giving (verb), and motive or reason with a verb. For is primarily used for benefits, period of time, schedule, opinion, task, motive or reason...

Like and As

The primary difference between ‘like’ and ‘as’ is the fact that ‘like’ is used to make a direct comparison, whereas ‘as’ is used to link two phrases together which are related in some way or manner. Another...

And vs Or

And vs Or
Both ‘and’ and ‘or’ are conjunctions and hence are often used in a similar context. ‘And’ is a type of coordinating conjunction and is commonly used to indicate a dependent relationship. Here, the two clauses...

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