Found 268 articles starting with A:

August - correct spelling

August proper nounExample: She was born in August....

author - correct spelling

author noun and verbExample: The author signed books at Barnes & Noble. nounExample: ...

automobile - correct spelling

automobile nounExample: Her problems with her automobile prompted her to call Car Talk....

autumn - correct spelling

autumn nounExample: The oil drilling will begin in the autumn....

auxiliary - correct spelling

auxiliary adjective and nounExample: Our auxiliary power system helped us survive the storm. adjectiv...

auxiliary verb

When you conjugate a one-word verb, you can form the present tense (he decides) and the past tense (he decided) with just one verb word. But when yo...

Auxiliary Verbs - Called “Helping Verbs”

Some people refer to auxiliary verbs as helping verbs.The main verbs we use in the English language break down into the four major verb types:1. action transitive verbs 2. action intransitive verbs 3. the verb to be ...

available - correct spelling

available adjectiveExample: We have some available funds for the investment....

avarice - vocabulary

avarice - noun An unquenchable desire for riches; a miserly desire. By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil...

avenue - correct spelling

avenue nounExample: She watched him stroll down the avenue....

aver - vocabulary

aver - verb To assert or affirm with confidence; to declare in a preemptory or positive manner. In law, to allege something as a fact, often followed by a that clause, as in The plaintiff ave...

averse - vocabulary

averse - adjective Strongly disinclined, a strong feeling of opposition, as in She was averse to taking the risk.Note: Often used with the negative not, as ...

awake, awaken, wake, waken

These words often trip up writers and speakers. All four of them have similar meanings, though some have usages the others cannot perform. Let’s start with some with unique features.Only wake can appear in expression...

awful - correct spelling

awful adjective and adverbNote: Some people object to the use of awful or awfully as adverbial intensifiers, but these forms appeared in the early 19th...

awhile - correct spelling

awhile adverbNot a while (a noun form).See Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words. ...

awkward - correct spelling

awkward adjectiveExample: The awkward teenager managed to survive the ordeal....

Axe vs. Ax

Sometimes, words are spelled differently in British and American English, even if the words’ meanings don’t ...

axle - correct spelling

axle nounNot axel.Example: The front axle on the car was defective....

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