Posts

More-Commonly-Misused-Words

More Commonly Misused Words

More-Commonly-Misused-Words

There are many words within the English that confuse even native speakers. Some of the words have just been misused for so long, that it is hard to remember their proper usage. Others are so similar to other words, that it can be hard for people to know which one they want at a given time.

Here is a brief sample of commonly misused words:

  • A lot vs. alot: This is one that can be seen a lot, and the difference is pretty easy to understand. A lot means either a plot of land, or a large group of something. Alot is not actually a word.
  • Factoid: Many people assume that a factoid is a small bit of information, but that is wrong. A factoid is actually false information that is presented as fact.
  • Its vs. it’s: Its is used to show possession, meaning that whatever it is, it owns the following object. It’s is a contraction between it and is, or it and has.
  • Literally: this one gets misused quite frequently. When something literally happens, it means that something actually happened in the real world. A person’s head cannot literally explode, nor can they literally die of embarrassment.
  • Lose vs. loose: When you do not win a game, you lose a game. When something is not tight, it is loose.
  • Than vs. then: Than is used for comparisons, such as you like this more than that. Then is used for time, such as first we will do this, then that.
  • To vs. two vs. too: You use to when you give something to someone. Two is the number 2. Too, means there is too much stuff, or that someone else will be coming along too.
  • Your vs. you’re: Your shows possession of something. When you own something, it is yours. You’re, is a contraction of you and are.

The English language has thousands of words within it, so it is only natural that some of the words get messed up from time to time. However, if a person wants to write or speak accurately, they need to have a good understanding of each word they are using, otherwise they can send the wrong message.


informative-bail-agents-orange-county-bailbonds

The Credibility of Online Reviews

informative-bail-agents-orange-county-bailbonds

Just because someone says something on the internet, does not mean that it is true. Anyone can say whatever they want on the internet, and for many people, there will be no repercussions. Most of the internet is in its Wild West stages. This means there are not many laws governing what can and can’t be done. The few laws that do exist, can be hard to regulate and enforce due to the large scale of the task.

This all makes it possible for people to post fake reviews on products or services. People who are unhappy with a company for whatever reason, will often leave numerous bad reviews to try and harm the company’s reputation. In some cases, this person was never even a customer or client of the company, they just dislike the company for some reason.

One of the worst kinds of fake reviews, is when a company leaves negative reviews about a competitor. This happens far more frequently than people realize, and it can be difficult for the reviewed company to prove that the review was actually fake.

Of course, sometimes companies just get bad reviews. Not every bad review is fake, and not every good review is true. All online reviews should be taken with a grain of salt since in most instances, the reviewer has not yet proven whether or not they are a credible source. So treat each review with caution and take a good look at how it is written. Is it being negative and vague? If so, it is probably a fake review since anyone who has truly worked with a company will be able to mention at least some specifics.


As with any online source, it is important to look carefully at reviews to determine their credibility. Often times, the best way to get a good impression of a company is by talking with some of the employees. You should be able to tell pretty quickly if they are a company that you would be willing to work with.