When it comes to a group of synonyms like "clothes", "clothing", "apparel", "garb", and "attire", how do you know the differences between them? If you look them up in a dictionary, you'll probably get definitions which seem to point to each other. For example, here's one definition of "attire"...
I recently got this question on Twitter:
@phrasemix Speaking of still, do still better,better still and better yet have similar meaning?
— Sergio Rodrigues (@serpiro) June 26, 2012
The answer is "no". Here's what each of them means:
Use this when something was better before,...
The old way
When I was in elementary school, I remember learning how to write a letter. A business letter was supposed to go like this:
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last name):
(Write the message here.)
(Your full name)
When I graduated college and started looking for a job, I...
The words "I" and "me" both refer to yourself. You decide which one to pick based on how they're being used in the sentence. Usually it's easy to decide which one to use:
I like it!
She hit me.
Give it to me.
You use "I" as the subject of a sentence, and "me" as the object. In most...
What's the difference between a 'phrase', an 'idiom', a 'phrasal verb', a 'saying', an 'aphorism', etc.?
What is difference between a "phrase" and an "idiom", and what are "proverbs" and "phrasal verbs"?
I don't think it's very important to know the differences between these. The important thing is to learn as much as you can, whether it be idioms, phrasal verbs, or whatever.
- "Phrase" can really...