Is “in one go” British English or just English?

I’m playing a game on a forum that involves guessing who posted. An American English speaker said that because the poster wrote “in one go” (meaning “in one sitting”), they were probably British or European as that’s not an American expression. But the Oxford Learners Dictionaries’ definition does not mention “in one go” being British … Read more

Singular they and gender neutrality

Gender neutrality seems like a tough nut in English. “One” seems very helpful, but since it’s pretty difficult to phrase a right question regarding its usage because of the countless possible uses of this word, finding a concise set of rules can get tough. The answers I managed to find though, varied; hence my two … Read more

Is “singular they” widely used?

I often use singular they to keep my sentences gender neutral. Many of my friends (none of them are native speakers), however, consider this to be grammatically incorrect, and suggest me not to use it in formal English exams. My questions are: Is singular they widely accepted in English speaking countries such as America and … Read more

Can we use “although” and “but” together i.e. in one sentence?

Is this a correct English sentence? Although, I’m not very clear about the reason, but that’s where the problem lies. Can ‘although’ and ‘but’ be used together in one sentence? Answer Although and But, both can be used to introduce a statement that make your main sentence surprising It’s an old car, but it’s very … Read more

For example VS for an example [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: For “another” example (4 answers) Closed 7 years ago. I always read this (for example), but example is a countable noun. So, I think it should be ‘for an example‘. Please check both sentences and let me know, which one is correct: Knowing the weather will help you prepare … Read more

“Silverware”, “Tableware”, and “Dishes”

What are the common and current, American English general words encapsulating: 1. Knives, forks, and spoons. I know the words “silverware” as well as “flatware“, but I don’t know which one is more appropriate and precise here! On top of that, I don’t know if these words sound normal in everyday conversation or not! Note: … Read more

When talking of American money, what does “pennies” mean?

Time ago, I was talking with an American friend of mine. She was checking how much money she had and said “[…] a dime and four pennies.” Since 100 cents make a dollar, why did she say pennies? Is there any difference between using cents and pennies in that sentence? Does a dime and five … Read more

When can we omit the preposition “on” before weekdays

I am a bit confused. When can we omit the preposition on before weekdays? (Monday, Tuesday etc.) Sometimes I read weekdays without the preposition on. If the preposition is left out, does it work the same way, or does it change the meaning? Example without the preposition The UGC issued the public notice Monday after … Read more