Grammar

Is it more correct to say “Lay ahead” or “Lie ahead”?

Sometimes, we mishear things, and from time to time, these mishearings can become part of our everyday vocabulary. The one I want to focus on today is probably one of the most complicated to explain why it’s wrong- to lay ahead. Which is correct: “Lay ahead” or “Lie ahead”? The correct version is “Lay ahead” …

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What is the difference between “Sent” and “Delivered”? 3 good examples

Sometimes, when you’re talking to someone on an app such as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, you might find that, underneath a message from you, to the other person, a one-word message from the app. This word is either going to be “sent” or “delivered”. But aren’t those two the same thing? No. What is the …

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Keep your head on a swivel

Introduction To keep your head on a swivel is one of those phrases that probably sounds utterly nuts for those of you who aren’t native speakers of the English language. But in reality: All it means is that you need to be careful. You should be fully alert of any dangers that might be lurking …

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What is a male dog called?

It’s no secret that a female dog is called a b*tch. But that does lead to the question of “what is a male dog called?” Every male dog on the planet is called a “good boy”. Okay, that was a joke. A male dog is just called a dog, usually anyway. If he’s being used …

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What is a group of deer called? 5 things that you can call a group of deer

When we group animals, we often use a collective noun. For example, we may say a pack of dogs or a murder of crows. But there’s one animal that many people don’t know the collective noun for. Deer. In this article, we’ll be looking at why we give animals collective nouns, why we give deers …

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“I will keep you updated”: Meaning & alternatives + 3 example sentences

Usually, at the end of a meeting where you’re discussing a project or person, the person talking to you might say to you “I will keep you updated”. This is their way of letting you know that they will inform you of the progress that this person or project has made from that point onwards. …

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“You are more than welcome” meaning + 4 example sentences

Ever since we were children, we were taught that whenever someone said thank you to us, the correct way to respond is “You’re welcome”. But recently, some people have been trying to one-up “You’re welcome” with the new “You’re more than welcome”. What does “You are more than welcome” mean? “You are more than welcome” …

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