Found 268 articles starting with A:

as, because, since, for

We have several words showing causation: as, because, since, for. Be careful in your use of as to show a causal connecti...

as, like

Back in the olden days, when tobacco companies advertised on TV, Winston used the slogan: Winston tastes good like a cigarette should. In that sentence, the word like acts a...

ascend - correct spelling

ascend verbExample: She will ascend to upper management....

ascetic - vocabulary

ascetic - adjective Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion. Hester sought not to acquire anything beyond a subsistence, of the plainest and most ...

askance - vocabulary

askance - adverb Usually describes the act of looking or glancing; with suspicion or mistrust, as in He looked askance at his boss, who seemed to bring bad tidings. “Do you supp...

Assent vs. Ascent vs. Accent

He assented to d...

assiduous - vocabulary

assiduous - adjective Constant or unremitting activity, as in assiduous exercise; constant in application or effort; diligent or persevering, as in an assiduous medical student. ...

assistance - correct spelling

assistance nounExample: Let me give you some assistance....

assistant - correct spelling

assistant nounExample: He served as the CEO’s assistant....

associate - correct spelling

associate noun and verbExample: She is a new associate with the law firm. nounExample: ...

association - correct spelling

association nounExample: This trade association lobbied for the bill....

assuage - vocabulary

assuage - verb To cause to be less harsh, severe, or violent, usually in reference to appetite, pain, disease, or excitement, as in She assuaged the pain of her terminally ill patient. ...

Assume vs. Presume

There are a lot of tricky words in English, and it’s hard to keep track of them all. The two words presume v...

Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure

The heading might give the creeps for if you might ...

astringent - vocabulary

astringent - noun A substance that contracts canals or tissues in the body; in cosmetics, a substance that cleans the skin and constricts the pores.adjectiveHarsh ...

ate - correct spelling

ate verb (past tense of the verb eat)Example: He ate a nutritious breakfast....

atheist - correct spelling

atheist nounExample: The atheist objected to the Pledge of Allegiance....

athletic - correct spelling

athletic adjective and noun (athletics)Example: He excelled in athletic activities. adjectiv...

attempt - correct spelling

attempt noun and verbExample: The doctor will attempt to reattach the severed finger. verbE...

attendance - correct spelling

attendance nounExample: Your attendance at the writing course will improve your skills....

attention - correct spelling

attention nounExample: Give the teacher your full attention....

Attorney vs. Lawyer

If you are sued for gross negligence by someone who was injured as a result of your careless actions, who wi...

audacious - vocabulary

audacious - adjective Fearless, bold, daring, as in an audacious explorer; extremely original or inventive, as in his audacious vision for improving the tax laws. Th...

audience - correct spelling

audience nounExample: The audience eagerly awaited the rock star....

augur - vocabulary

augur - verb Note: Used as either a transitive verb (where the verb requires an object) or an ...

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