Kryptonite

People who have read the comic books or watched the movies featuring the exploits of Superman know that he was born on Krypton. When the planet exploded, kryptonite or the radioactive material from it, was hurled into space. Superman’s enemies discovered that kryptonite was the only thing that could be used to either hurt or …

What is the difference between might and may?

May and might have the same meaning when used as a modal (or helping verb.)   Examples:  She may go shopping.  She might go shopping.  The only difference is may is slightly more formal to some people.  Many people use might more often in speaking and may more often in writing.  But they can change depending on the person and their mood. Remember, though, may is also used …

Throw You Under the Bus

This is an expression frequently used in American English in informal contexts. When you throw your friend under the bus, you betray him; in order to save yourself from the trouble you are in, you sacrifice him. Be careful. Rajiv will throw you under the bus when you stop being useful to him. The media …

CRAMMING FOR THE EXAMS?

During exams you are permitted to look down for inspiration and up in exasperation, but you are not permitted to look side to side for information. “What are you doing here? I thought you would be cramming for tomorrow’s exam.” “Cramming? Does it mean the same as studying?” “When you ‘cram for’ a test, you …