Which is correct: “I am drinking ice cream” or “I am eating ice cream”?

Assuming there is no material in ice cream to be chewed, which is the correct sentence? I am drinking ice cream. I am eating ice cream. Answer You are eating ice cream. You also eat soup, applesauce, yogurt, and many other things. The “food” category is not defined by chewability. AttributionSource : Link , Question … Read more

If I were to have or If I should have [duplicate]

This question already has an answer here: Be it that,were to, and should – what were the differences between these conditionals? (1 answer) Closed 6 years ago. I am not native English. My question regards the conditional form of the verb have to, must. I was wondering if I could use in interchangeable way the … Read more

What’s the difference between “come down” and “get down” in the same context

“Come down!” means the same thing as “get down!”, if both are used in the sense of yelling at a child who has climbed on top of something he shouldn’t. But what’s the difference? Answer While the two phrases do essentially mean the same thing, in colloquial speak, the former, “come down!” is perceived as … Read more

Differences between “Can you play the guitar?” and “Can you play guitar?” [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Closed 10 years ago. Possible Duplicate: Omission of definite article with musical instruments Is there any difference between the following sentences? Can you play the guitar? Can you play guitar? Answer As mentioned in the other question mentioned above, omitting the article usually implies “play the __ part”, e.g. … Read more

Difference between “irascible”, “fractious”, “irritable” and “atrabilious”?

It seems that they can all mean “easily provoked to anger” irascible:Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable. fractious:Irritable; argumentative; quarrelsome. irritable:1.Capable of being irritated. 2.Easily exasperated or excited. atrabilious:1.Characterized by melancholy. 2.ill-natured; malevolent. Answer irritable: On the verge of anger or frustration – usually used when the condition is relatively temporary or short-lived. Ex: … Read more

“Instantiate” vs “substantiate” vs “reify” [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 & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 4 years ago. Improve this question Do they mean the same thing? I just came across instantiate for the first time in an email by … Read more

What is the difference between “environment” and “geography”?

I’m writing a paper on how environmental and geographic factors influence economic development and, having already established that as my research question early in the semester, am having trouble actually defining the difference between the two. It seems like there’s a lot of overlap. This is a slightly more subjective question than just the straightforward … Read more

What’s the difference between “really” and “for real”? [closed]

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information. Closed 9 years ago. For example: I don’t know who Tiger Woods is. For real? and I don’t know who Tiger Woods is. Really? I … Read more

Positioning “only” in “I have worked with X” [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Closed 8 years ago. Possible Duplicate: Correct position of “only” Which of the following sentences are correct? I have worked with only Mr. X. I have worked only with Mr. X. I have only worked with Mr. X. I have worked with Mr. X only. Are all of the … Read more