English Language Dictionary
English Language Dictionary

English Language Help (22)

Articles helping people who are learning English as a foreign language.

Martha Ryan

Difference between Calm Down and Go Easy

The English language phrases Calm Down and Go Easy have related meanings, but they are different, as I shall explain, using British English examples. Calm Down (verb) is an instruction to the listener to reduce their level of emotion. "Calm down, children, we need to…

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Martha Ryan

Difference between Faithful and Loyal

The English language verbs Faithful and Loyal have related meanings, but they are different, as I shall explain, using British English examples. Loyal means to do your best for an idea, person or organization, not to betray it. Someone who is loyal does not do…

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Martha Ryan

Difference between Passionate and Compassionate

The English language adjectives Passionate and Compassionate have related meanings, but they are different, as I shall explain, using British English examples. Passionate means to have passion for something. This is not normally romantic, rather a very strong attraction towards something of great interest -…

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Martha Ryan

Difference between Queue and Row

The English Language nouns Queue and Row have related meanings, but they are different, as I shall explain, using British English examples. Queue (noun)┬ámeans a line of people waiting for something, where the person at the "head" of the queue will be served next. In…

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Martha Ryan

Difference between Obedient and Assertive

The English language adjectives Obedient and Assertive are similar in meaning, but there are differences as I shall explain, using British English examples. Obedient comes from obey (verb). It means doing what someone else (normally someone in power, like a teacher or parent) tells you…

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Martha Ryan

Difference between Get Out and Go Out

The English language verbs Get Out and Go Out have related meanings, but they are different, as I shall explain, using British English examples. To Go Out implies movement from being in to being out. It is used when the destination is more important than…

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