Usage : Frequently Asked Questions



Here is a List of Frequently Asked Questions about Usage and our answers for them. English is spoken as a First Language by more than 300 million people throughout the world and used as a Second Language by many millions more. One in five of the world's population speaks English with a good level of competence and within the next few years the number of people speaking English as a Second Language will exceed the number of Native Speakers.

This could have a dramatic effect on the evolution of the language. In the process of being absorbed by new cultures, English develops to take account of local language needs, giving rise not just to new vocabulary but also to new forms of grammar and pronunciation.

At the same time, however, standardized Global English is spread by the media and the Internet.

The main regional standards of English are British, US and Canadian, Australian and New Zealand, South African, Indian and West Indian

Within each of these regional varieties a number of highly differentiated local dialects may be found.

This site try to include many regionalisms encountered in different English-speaking areas of the world.

This Page contains Frequently Asked Questions about
Usage. To choose the question of your choice, simply browse the list of questions given below.


Should one say Unorganized or Disorganized?
Is the word Snuck used as the past tense of the verb Sneak or not?
When is it appropriate to capitalize University?
What is the Correct Form when writing the time : A.M. or a.m. or am?

Is the expression Pros and Cons informal?
What is the distinction between Enquire and Inquire?
Is it Backwards or Backward?
How should the term Website be written in official documents?

Do the seasons (summer, autumn etc.) require a capital letter?
What is the distinction between Assume and Presume?
Do you follow that phrase or the incorrect word with sic?
What is the difference between These and Those?




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