Is it “food” or “foods”?

Earlier today (as of writing this post), I posted an update on my Facebook profile. I asked my friends to share their ideas of what I could write about on our blog.

Sure enough, several people replied and one of my friends asked us to write about countable and uncountable nouns. She mentioned that she’s heard people say and write “foods”, “informations”, “seafoods” and it’s getting her confused.

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“Double check” or “double confirm”?

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How often do you come across the phrase “double confirm”? After we had our dinner last night, I asked my husband whether he had any ideas of what I could write about for this week’s post.

He answered, “Write about the use of “double confirm” and why it’s wrong.”

“Do a lot of people actually say that? I don’t remember many people using it back in my former job,” I replied.

“Ever since my colleague mentioned it, I’ve been seeing it everywhere,” he said.

Thanks for the suggestion, hubs.

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The difference between “deadline” and “dateline”

Do you ever get mixed up between the words “deadline” and “dateline”?

Getting them confused with one another is very common. After all, they do sound very similar. However, their meanings couldn’t be any more different.

To find out how “deadline” and “dateline” differ, watch this video we made for you!

After you’ve watched the video, we want to hear from you. The team at My English Matters are planning to create more videos on the blog over the coming months.

So tell us, what topics do you want us to talk about?

Whether it’s about writing, speaking, presenting, building confidence or anything else you want to learn! We’ll review all your suggestions to plan for our video content.

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