Sometimes the best way to answer a question isn't to list a bunch of numbers and facts—it’s to tell a story.
Sometimes the reason we say words wrong is because we don't know the right rules. Take, for example, these words:
While the words "value" and "values" are deceptively alike, they actually have two different meanings.
- Value (uncountable) is your worth. What you bring to the table. In Japanese, the equivalent to it would be the word 価値.
- Values (countable, usually used with “s”) are your important and lasting beliefs or ideals. In other words, your principles. The Japanese word here would be 価値観.
There is something a lot of people do when they are nervous while speaking. This is true for both native and non-native English speakers. It is actually a surefire way to tell if someone is not confident in themselves or what they are saying.
Does the name Sara Blakely ring a bell with you? What? No?
Yeah, it didn't for me either.