Between Or Among

Have you ever wondered whether to use between or among? Are they the same or they different. Well, to begin with they are different.

Simple difference rule-: We use between when we are talking about two items and we use among when we are talking about three or more items. But there are some exceptions to this rule.
1.Between is used when we are talking about one to one relationships while among is used when we are talking about something in general. For example-: between usa, Canada and Australia I think Australia would suit me well for my abroad study. Here you are being specific. The particular universities are given.
Among all the countries I think Australia will suit me well for my abroad study. Since here we are talking about all the universities in general, among is used.

2.Whenever you find difference in a sentence use between. If you find distribute in a sentence use among.

3.Between is used when a specific path is known. For example-: india lies between Pakistan, china and Nepal. Among is used when we are more specific. For example-: I was walking among the trees.

4.Note-: between you and i. here it is not I, but me. So the sentence is between you and me. This is because between is a preposition.

Use between and among wisely. Remember, knowing just one rule is not enough you need to know the rule and its exceptions.


While Or Meanwhile?

I will do this while you finish that.
I went to the concert. Meanwhile, my friend was at restaurant.
They both are used when two actions are happening at the same time
But then what is the difference?

1. Meanwhile is used to add two statements. So, to use meanwhile, you should have two different actions going on simultaneously.
2. You cannot add meanwhile in the beginning of the first sentence. It is at the beginning of the second sentence.
3. When you use while you have got one sentence.
4. While can be added at the beginning or middle of a sentence.
5. In while, the comma comes after the sentence. Example-: while you sang, i took pictures.
6. There is an immediate comma after meanwhile.
7. It is not necessary to have an immediate comma after while.
8. Meanwhile is always followed by the subject.
9. While can have a subject but is not necessary. Example-: everyday i read newspaper while eating breakfast.

Remember, no matter how small the difference, if it is there, it counts.

Difference Between Then And Than

Then And Then are one of the most confusing words in English Language. Although they do sound similar the difference between then and than is is quite obvious as the difference between a sun and son.

Both the words are pronounced differently. Then sounds like ken. Than is more like can. Well, difference may seem to you obvious right now, but the issue arrives when people speak really fast.

Then-: It usually comes at the beginning or end of the sentence. It does not mean that it always come, but yes, often it comes in the beginning or end. Then ,is used with sequence. For example-: I first made the base, then dropped the cutting on it. Or, I went to new York first and then to Canada. There is a sequence we are talking about, that is why “then” is used.
It is also used when we talk about time. For example-: we did not have internet back then.

Difference Between Then And Than


Than-: It is used when we compare things. For example-: I got more marks than anvesha.

This is one of the most common mistakes made while writing. Make sure, you don’t make it and score high in IELTS.


Spellings Matter In IELTS

Although often neglected, spelling matter in IELTS. Spelling play a very important role in deciding your band in IELTS. A correct spelling could save you good marks in Listening as well as in lexical resource. Although few incorrect spellings are ignored, but if you make many, it could lead you to a trap hole. Today, I bring to you few of the common English spelling we often get confused on.

1.Till and Until-: often it seems that since till has two l in the end, until will have two l, since all we are doing is adding un to it. How to remember this? Let us just say, sine two words are added in front of it, it loses the two l, making it until.( this is no logical explanation, it is just a way to remember).

2.Forth and Fourth-: Both of these words are pronounced similar. But, forth means to move forward, but fourth means the number four. How to remember this? Easy enough. The one that spells like “four” refers to it. The other one is forward.

These spellings could sound trivial, but when written wrong or understood wrong, could create a havoc in your exam.

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