English Learner: Questions and Answers ASK A QUESTION Search Contractions: making words shorter Question This is a question from Vivien Hammel, an English4Today member: ‘What is the proper term for words which are joined by an apostrophe? Read More » Insure or Ensure : As long as you’re covered! Question from English4Today member, Irene in Canada: Using the services of my company ENSURES the task is completed correctly, on time & on budget! OR Read More » Would and Could: what is the difference? Question from English4.today member Mahesh in India: What is the difference between ‘would’ and ‘could’? Hi Mahesh. This is a very common question and there Read More » Just + Present Perfect Question Just in Time: Just + Present Perfect Question from Henrik in Croatia: I just called or I’ve just called? What’s right?Stevie Wonder says: I Read More » Write or wrote the quote? Question from Randall in the USA: In quoting a line from a book, is it correct to use the word “wrote” or “writes” as in; Read More » The Possessive: possessive ‘s’ Question from Jadie in the USA How would the word hunter be spelled in the following sentence?The sentence might go something like, “The hunter’s steel Read More » Regret: Accepting with no regrets Question from English4Today member Gireesh in the United Arab Emirates: Which one of the following sentences is correct having the meaning like “cannot accept…” Read More » ‘How about’ vs ‘what about’ Question from English4Today member Khadija in Morocco When can we use “how about” and when can we use “what about”? Hi Khadija. This is another Read More » May and Might Question from English4Today member Teddy in the USA What is the difference between may or might? e.g.: I might have made a mistake or I Read More » ‘On a holiday’ or ‘for a holiday’? Question from Sarika in India: Which is correct ‘on holiday‘ or ‘for a holiday‘ A quick answer to Sarika’s question: Sarika, you can use ‘for’ Read More » Using ‘sleep’ and ‘asleep’ Question from English4Today member Ellen in China: Apart from the “cue” word, ‘fall’, which comes before asleep, can you kindly tell me when to use Read More » Onomatopoeia … what’s that!? Question from English4.today member Enrique in Spain: What does the word ‘onomatopoeia’ mean… I’ve seen it and it is one of those weird english words Read More » « Previous Page1 Page2 Next » Want to ask our grammar expert a question? Do you have an English grammar or usage question you'd like answered?