Susan Dorrington Professional Editor and Proofreader
'A' and 'An'
'Affect' and 'Effect'
'Fast' and 'Quick'
'If I was' and 'If I were'
'If' or 'Whether'
Its or It's
'May' or 'Might'
'Per' or 'By'
Placing the word 'Only'
'Try to' or 'Try and'
'Which' and 'That'
When to use
and when to use
is often used incorrectly instead of the word
. Use the guidelines here to help you decide which word to use in your sentence.
when you want to describe alternatives. Here is an example:
He could not decide whether he wanted to stay at home or go out.
when you want to introduce a condition. Here is an example:
You will hurt yourself if you jump off that high wall.
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