Is there any difference between “result in” and “end up with”?

Seeing some example sentences of each phrase on my dictionary, I felt “end up with” was used for a kind of negative result and “result in” was more general. Is that correct? Here are some of the examples I saw 🙂 The game result in a draw. A constant effort will result in success. After … Read more

difference between “so the Pilgrims believed” and “and the Pilgrims believed so”

“God made his children prosperous, so the Pilgrims believed. The next autumn, that of 1621, brought bountiful harvests and with them the first Thanksgiving Day in New England. (From “The American Pageant” by Thomas A. Bailey) I understand that “so” refers back to the idea God made his children prosperous. God made his children prosperous, … Read more

“from where it was stopped” vs “from where it has stopped”

This question is about the usage of was and has. Which sentence is correct? The match will resume from where it was stopped. The match will resume from where it has stopped. What is the difference between was and has in this scenario? Answer They are very different constructions, though both are (probably) possible here. … Read more

clear up (v) vs. clear (v)

clear(v) has a lot of meanings. I am only interested in this meaning: to remove something entirely from an area or place clear up (v) has a lot of meanings. I am only interested in this meaning: Brit : to make an area clean or tidy Source: Merriam-Webster’s Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary So what is … Read more

Difference sorting & separating

Is there a difference between sortation and separation? Answer Sortation refers to the process of sorting. Separation refers to the process of separating. So, let’s reveal the difference between Sorting and Separating. Separating (verb) means dividing a particular object into constituent or distinct elements. Both separating and sorting apply to living creatures like humans (eg: … Read more

What is the difference between “real” and “present”?

There is this sentence in the book called The Uninhabitable Earth. [W]e are likely to get about 3.2 degrees of warming, or about three times as much warming as the planet has seen since the beginning of industrialization—bringing the unthinkable collapse of the planet’s ice sheets not just into the realm of the real but … Read more