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If elephants could write, they'd use their trunks. The Trunk is a collection of articles with advice on language, learning and communicating better in English at work.

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Another common confusion is when to use the “ed” ending of an adjective (confused) versus the “ing” ending (confusing).

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Category: Common English Confusions

Another common confusion is when to use "few" and when to use "little".

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We can use "appreciate" to ask and to thank. However, people often forget to add "it" when using "if" in a polite request.

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A common confusion is which preposition to use in the following fixed expressions.

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Sometimes it’s the little things that slow us down or trip us up, such as trying to remember if a word is spelt together or apart.

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Prime candidates for confusing words are affect/effect and effective/efficient.

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Category: Common English Confusions