English, with its irregular verbs and weird spellings, is believed to be a difficult language to learn. Silent alphabets, confusing verb forms and differences in British and American style of English create further complications. All of this is because it borrows from many languages. The past tense of sell is... read more →
The quantifiers each and every are a kind of determiner. They have similar but not identical meanings. Each means “every one, regarded individually”. Every means “every one, regarded as a whole”. Sometimes, each and every have the same meaning: Fashion changes each year. Fashion changes every year. But often they are not exactly the same, as explained above. Hence, the correct answer is (b)... read more →
Hello learners! I am Latika, a writer at Genlish. I am here to share grammar and other language -related tips and tricks with you, to simplify the process of learning English. Today I will be addressing a question almost all our students ask us: "How much time will it take... read more →
A proverb is a popularly known simple saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. The answer is (d) Reap. Meaning: As You Sow So Shall You Reap means that Man is responsible... read more →
A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language is called a synonym. Such as happy, joyful, elated. Therefore, the correct answer is (3) Acquire For more such questions, click here.
'Who', 'Whom' and 'Whose' sound similar but they have different functions. Let's learn their proper usage. For that, we need to look at the difference between subjects, objects and possessive forms first. The subject does the action: • He closed the window. • She painted the walls. • We went... read more →
Other and another are determiners that refer to something additional or different. Though the words seem to be similar to each other, their usage is slightly different. Let's see how! Using "other" : Other is an adjective which means 'different' or 'the second of two items'. It can be used with both,... read more →
She depends upon her father for support. She depends on her father for support. Both the sentences are grammatically correct. On and upon can be used interchangeably. Upon makes the statement a bit more formal. However, there are some cases where only upon can be used. For example: Rains will... read more →
Apostrophes show possession. In reference to time and measurement, and in phrases implying personification, possessive form has become accepted usage, hence, the correct answer is (b) hours' . Other examples: - a day’s notice - an hour’s work To learn more about punctuation, click here.