Category: Language Refreshers

Language Refresher 96: Follow up vs Follow-up

English Grammarly Blog gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use Follow up vs Follow-up   a. Follow Up:  follow up functions only as a verb. If you follow up something that has been said, suggested, or discovered, you try to find out more about it or take action about it. Ex. State security police are following up several […]

Language Refresher 94: Put off vs Put out

Collins Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use put off and put out.     (a.) put out   1.  to expel; dismiss 2.  to extinguish (a fire or light) 3.  US to spend (money)   Ex. -Firefighters tried to free the injured and put out the blaze. -He crossed to […]

Language Refresher 90: Imply or Infer?

The Oxford Dictionaries gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use imply and infer.      (a).  Imply means ‘indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference’. Ex: The way they all talk about their boss implies that he is not a particularly good leader. […]

Language Refresher 88: Exchange for vs Exchange with

The Free Dictionary gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use exchange for vs exchange with.       (a). exchange for (something) -To return or trade an item for something else. Ex. These shoes are way too big. I need to exchange them for a smaller size.  (b). exchange (something) with (someone)   -To trade or swap something with someone else. Ex. Don’t tell mom that I exchanged half of my sandwich with one of the others kids for a bag of chips.      To read more about this topic, please click here: Exchange […]