Empathy or Sympathy?
Empathy and sympathy are similar, but not the same. When to use which word depends on the context. *empathy* means the ability to better understand a person’s or point of view because you yourself have experienced something similar. *sympathy* means feeling compassion for another’s person’s feelings or point of view although you have probably not…
The English Language is So Much Fun! (Or is it…)
I found this graphic on my Facebook Page (posted by “Grammarly”) and I just HAD to share it with you! What English words drive YOU crazy? Let us know in the comments section. Related articles An animated history of the English language (snoekbrown.wordpress.com) What are common pronunciation mistakes English speakers make in other languages? (ask.metafilter.com)
Stationary or Stationery? Which One When?
Here’s another word pair that is often confusing for people. These words are called homophones–which mean they sound alike (same sound), but have different meanings. * stationary (with an a) is a verb which means still, not moving, in one place. * stationery (with an e) is a noun that names the paper used for…
The Importance of Monthly Business Planning–What I Use
It is the first day of the month, which is the best time for you to take a few hours and make your plans for your business for the upcoming month. It is said that you cannot hit your target if you don’t know what your target is! Do you know: * How well did…