“Dread”, “Terror” and “Horror”

I wonder if you agree that “dread” and “terror” mean quite similar that we can almost always use them interchangeably! Actually, based on dictionary definitions, they both mean, **a stronger version” of fear that we have when we are extremely frightened. I have found a link including the claim below: Dread is defined as terror … Read more

The difference between “complain” and “complaint” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 2 years ago. Improve this question What is the difference between “complain” and “complaint” (and also “to complain” and “to complaint”)? Answer “Complain” is a verb, … Read more

Can I use “reasonable” in place of “plausible” in the following context?

He says, “It is plausible if you put all these things together, you will get a good result.” Can I use “reasonable” instead of “plausible”? Are there any significant difference between them? Answer It doesn’t sound correct if you use reasonable in the context you provided. Reasonable means something that makes sense and is rational … Read more

“Explain” VS “Describe”

I wonder how the following verbs differ the meaning of my self-made sentence: Let me explain to you how it happened. Let me describe to you how it happened. To me, both of the sentences above mean the same thing; although, I know that “describe” mostly calls for “sensory experiences” and “explain” calls for “analysis”, … Read more

“Won’t” or “Don’t”

I wonder which choice would sound more idiomatic in my scenario below and why: A) Why……………….you dance in front of us? Are you too shy? B) Yes, I am shy about performing in front of people. A) You’ll never be a professional dancer if you are shy about audiences. B) Yes, I know. Someday I … Read more

The usage of words rancid, stale, putrid, decayed, rotten, spoiled, decomposed [closed]

Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question Could you please compare these words in terms of meaning and daily usage in reference … Read more

Does power only apply to the present and future?

Does power only apply to the present and future? What is different about this noun(power), why don’t other nouns act this way? For example: (not real person) Frank was a billionaire and mayor 5 years ago. However 4 years ago, his wealth plummeted due to bad investments, and he is no longer mayor. In fact … Read more