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The pronunciation of albeit is a bit tricky. Contrary to what many people think, it’s not [all-bait]:
What is the origin of albeit, you ask?
Watch out: they are close. Very close.
We get asked about “enquire" and "inquire" (and "enquiry" and "inquiry”) frequently—both here and on Twitter.
Similarly, “enquire” and “enquirer” are more common in British English, while “inquire” and “inquirer” are more common in American English.
This is a topic that people assume they know about … until they get it wrong. So, just to be safe, let’s go over the difference:
1. “Good" is an adjective and a noun.
2. “Well" is an adverb and an adjective.
Here are simple examples in which “good” and “well” are often used:
In this post, we will focus on the situations in which “good” and “well” become confusing, namely after linking verbs:
We use “good” after linking verbs such as be, taste, sound, smell, look, seem, and feel if we want to describe the subject, not the action of the verb:
We use “well" after the linking verbs be, feel, look, and seem (not the others listed above) if we want to use the adjective form of “well,” which means “healthy”:
Pay attention to the following sentences:
“Affect" vs. "effect" is probably asked more frequently than any other question.
Here is the difference between the two confusing words:
If you need a mnemonic to help you remember this, try “RAVEN”:
May you never be confused about “affect” and “effect” again.