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Mike Prestwood
1. a versus an

a
not any particular or certain one; a certain; another; one;

"He is a Delphi programmer."
 

an
the form of "a" before an initial vowel

"He is an ObjectPAL programmer."

11 years ago

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2. Hung versus Hanged

Use "hung" for things and longer durations. Use "hanged" for people and shorter durations.

Examples:

"I hung a picture on the wall."

"He hung a deer on a tree for butchering."

"Felicia and Ashley hung out last night."

"Horse theives were hanged in the 19th century."

"The terrorist was hanged and his corpse was hung on the tree."

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3. Its vs. it's

"It's" always means "it is."

"It's," unlike pretty much all other words with an apostrophe and an "s", does not ever indicate a possessive.

"Its" is the possessive, strangely enough.

"It's a good program.": The same as "It is a good program."

"It's features are impressive.": The same as "It is features are impressive," which is wrong.

"Its features are impressive.": Correct!

11 years ago
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4. then versus than

then
adverb - at that time; adjective - being; noun - that time

"Create the database, then start the prototype."

than
in relation to; by comparison with

"Delphi 6 is a better product than Visual Basic 6."

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5. who versus whom "him" is for "whom" and "he" is for "who" Who is coding that requirement? (He is coding it.) To whom do we ask about this requirement? (We ask him.)
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