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What is the difference between "other" and "another"?

Another means one of two things:

An extra thing: “Give me another pizza.”

An alternative: “I don’t like this idea. I want to hear another… 30 more words


What is the difference between "say" and "tell"?

They both mean the same thing, but we use them in different ways.

We use say with a noun or adverb.

“She always says the right thing.” 32 more words


A Wordsmith's Guilt

A good chunk of you know that I am not shy about admitting my writing mistakes. There are very few wordsmiths in existence who could claim to never ever question a word or complicated punctuation. 612 more words


Fave-Find Friday

What are you doing this weekend? Tomorrow evening Megan will head home after spending some extra time with her family. If it’s sunny enough on Sunday, maybe we’ll have a picnic; if not maybe we’ll get some (more) spring cleaning done. 44 more words

Fave-Find Friday

An excellent grammar site

Good editing demands a good knowledge of grammar. Toward that end, englishgrammar101.com (external link) should help most people immensely. Both free and pay services exist, with the free tutorials being well thought out and extremely useful. 65 more words

Planning for between-language transfer

I don’t think that transfer (between languages) just happens. I think you have to plan for it. So, what kind of things transfer? How can we use what we know about language transfer to maximize transfer between two languages? 551 more words

Child Bilingualism