Thy vs. Thine – What’s the Difference? (With Examples)

The words “thy” and “thine” sound similar, but there is a difference that this page will explain and highlight with examples and definitions. Thy vs. Thine – What’s the Difference? “Thy” and “thine” are both possessive pronouns. The difference between them is that “thy” means “your” and “thine” means “yours.” However, “thy” is not used …

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Speciality vs. Specialty – What’s the Difference? (UK/US)

The words “speciality” and “specialty” look remarkably similar, except for one letter, and people are often unsure if they are the same or different. This page takes a look at both terms and identifies exactly what the difference is between them. Speciality vs. Specialty – What’s the Difference? The terms “speciality” and “specialty” are synonyms …

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Rarer or More Rare? (Comparative and Superlative Forms)

You may have come across two comparative forms of the word “rare”, which are “rarer” and “more rare”, and doubted which is correct. This page explains the difference between the terms and shows them both in contextual examples. Rarer or More Rare – What’s the Comparative Form of “Rare”? The Oxford Dictionary lists “rarer” are …

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Is “This’ll” Proper English? (When You Shouldn’t Use It)

Many people have doubts over whether the contraction “this’ll” is considered proper or correct English or when it is appropriate to use it and when it isn’t. This page examines the term in more detail and explains how and when to use “this’ll” in a sentence. Is “This’ll” Proper English? The contraction “this’ll”, which means …

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Is “He’s” the Contraction for “He Is” or “He Has”?

The contract “he’s” can be a little tricky because people are often unsure if it means “he has” or “he is.” If you read on, this page will explain exactly what the term means and shows how it is used in example sentences. Is “He’s” the Contraction for “He Is” or “He Has”? The contraction …

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Dr. or Dr – Period or Not in the Abbreviation for Doctor?

The word “doctor” can be abbreviated in several ways, and knowing which is correct can be confusing. This page examines the 2-letter abbreviations for “doctor” and explains when and how to use each form in written texts. Dr. or Dr – Period or Not in the Abbreviation for Doctor? In the USA and Canada, it …

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Does “Sans” Mean “Without”? (Helpful Examples)

If you have read Shakespeare or literature by other historical writers, you may have come across the word “sans.” This text explains the meaning of “sans” and shows how and when it can be used in modern English. Does “Sans” Mean “Without”? The word “sans” means “without”  or “a lack of something.” However, its use …

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