Aug 04

Proverb: Fill in the blanks

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 →

Aug 03

Synonyms

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.

Aug 01

Who, Whom and Whose: Decoded

'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 →

Jul 31

Other or Another?

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 →

Jul 29

On or Upon?

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 →

Jul 28

Apostrophe

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.

Jul 27

Tense: Past Perfect Continuous

The right answer is (d) Past Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous represents an action that began before a certain point in the past and continued up to that time. Other uses: Showing cause of an action or situation Third conditional sentences Reported speech The past perfect continuous is composed of... read more →

Jul 25

Word Meaning: Acquaintance

Acquaintance: a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend. Example: She has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Synonyms: connection, contact, ally, associate, colleague Antonyms: enemy, opponent, stranger, foe Therefore, the correct answer is (c) Associate.

Jul 23

Usage: Since and For

 A. I've been staying here for five years.  B. I've been staying here since five years. Which of the two sentences do you think is correct? If you chose the first sentence - congratulations! You're right! If you chose the second one - congratulations to you as well, because you... read more →

Jul 22

Further versus Farther: What’s the difference?

Hello there 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. In today's blog, I will be discussing the difference between two commonly confused words further and farther and... read more →