Here are five of the most commonly confused words that we face every day:
Before you just guess and run the risk of looking or sounding stupid by using the wrong word, check out the following slides with rules, explanations and examples given for each word set.
Use "can" to show ability and for an informal request.
You can drive the car because you took lessons.
Can I take lessons to learn to drive a car?
Use "may" to express a possibility and for a polite request.
I may be at the party later in the evening.
May I come to the party later?
When "than" is used as a conjunction that introduces a comparison, the pronoun "I" is used as the subject of the comparison and needs to be used with "than."
He's a faster driver than I am.
Rule: When "than" is used as a preposition that introduces a noun phrase, the pronoun "me" is used.
He's a faster driver than me.