Annoy, Irritate or Bother?

“Annoy:“ means: To make someone slightly angry or upset: I know you’re doing this only to annoy me. “Irritate:“ means: to make someone angry or annoyed: After a while her behaviour really began to irritate me. “Bother:“ means: to annoy or cause problems for someone: The noise was beginning to bother us, so we left. … Read more

Expose vs exposè

What is the difference between the terms: expose and exposè Is the latter is just French version of the former or its meaning is also varied? Answer Expose is a verb meaning “reveal, uncover, make visible”. Exposé is a noun, from French, meaning “a news article, book, movie or electronic report that reveals a hidden … Read more

very vs fairly vs pretty vs somehow vs quite vs extremely vs really vs enough

I would like to know the difference between the following intensifiers: very, fairly, pretty, somewhat, quite, extremely, really, enough. I would like to know their difference based on how strong or intense they are. How much they make the meaning of that adjective or adverb more intense, more powerful, etc. I have the following list … Read more


According to the dictionary definition the two words “boast about someone / something” and brag about someone / something” are so close in meaning that I cannot differentiate between them. Are they interchangeable? If not, what would you interpret or how do you use each one? Please have a look on the explanations below: Brag … Read more

, and

What do you call a long-lasting quite negative emotions towards someone because of their actions which has been remained since the past? I wonder which choice is more appropriate in this sense? As a noun, the word “grudge” means: A strong feeling of anger and dislike for a person who you feel has treated you … Read more

, , or child/youngster

I wonder what do you call a child or a youngster who disobeys against their parents orders, sometimes even the conventional and social rules and regulations, and someone who often talks back to their parents? Such children or young people often tend to fight other children / youth and most of the times behave angrily. … Read more

“haven’t” or “didn’t” which one is more appropriate to ask (reminder) someone to do something?

this question comes from this post. that post gives some equations and discussion based on those equations. someone is asking for tag(s) about those equations. You haven’t numbered your equations. Which one is “equation_1?” for this case, which one is more appropriate to ask (reminder) someone to do something, “haven’t” or “didn’t” ? Answer Both … Read more

“Command” Vs “Order”

How would you define the difference between the words “command” and “order” in general? I used to interpret them as: “Order” – “заказывать в ресторане = order in a restaurant” (in Russian) and “sipariş” (in Turkish) аnd “Command” – “командировать” (in Russian) and “Emretmek” (in Turkish) [as the word “military commandar” / “командир” / “komutan” … Read more

I won’t/don’t accept any excuse(s)

I wonder which choice below is the most correct one? Please let me know why the other choice do not work: Person A) Sorry I’m late. The traffic on the way in was crazy! Person B) This is your third time. ………………………………… You should have thought of that before you agreed to do it. I … Read more