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advantage - correct spelling

advantage nounExample: We finally have the advantage....

advantageous - correct spelling

advantageous adjectiveExample: This advantageous plan will rescue the company from bankruptcy....

adverb

An adverb is a word or group of words that modifies or describes a verb. Many one-word adverbs end in “-ly,” such as he ran quickly. Others, however, do not, such as he ran ...

adverbial clause

First, a clause is a group of words with a conjugated verb in it. Second, an adverbial clause is a clause that modifies or describes a verb. Note these adverbial clauses: He quit the race...

adverbial phrase

Many phrases can act as adverbs and modify a verb, another adverb, or an adjective. A prepositional phrase can act as an ad...

Adverbial Phrases Between Subject and Verb

Put preceding and trailing commas around any adverbial phrase coming between the subject and the verb: Ms. Smith, after commenting on the evidence, ruled in favor of the supervisor. The ...

Adverbs - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

WelcomeBelow you’ll find links to our discussion on adverbs. We recommend that you start with the first topic, Adverbs - More Wor...

Adverbs - Four Questions

Four questions typically arise about the correct use of adverbs:1. Do all adverbs end in -ly? 2. Where do we put adverbs in the sentence? 3. Where does the word only go in a sentence? 4. How do we form the comparative and su...

Adverbs - More Words That Describe

We’ve learned about verbs. Now let’s study those words or groups of words that describe or modify verbs. We call them adverbs. Sometimes they end in ‑ly, and sometimes they don’t.Just as adjectives modify nouns, adverbs modify verbs....

Adverbs - Phrases and Clauses

More Shouting SHOUTING time. Wake up! Again, learning this concept about chunks of words that act as nouns, adjectives, and now adverbs is crucial to your future as a writer.So here it is again, the key concept: Other...

Adverse or Averse

More significantly, he has shown that if such ageing cells are selectively destroyed, these adverse effects go away. ...

adverse, averse

Adverse means "antagonistic" and is easily seen as the base of the word adversary. Averse means "feeling disinclined" and implies a desire to avoid. The wo...

advertise - correct spelling

advertise verbExample: We plan to advertise on the radio....

advertisement - correct spelling

advertisement nounExample: He wrote an award-winning advertisement for a national radio audience....

advice - correct spelling

advice nounNot advise (which is a verb).Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses adviceand advise. Click here...

advice, advise

Advice is a noun that means “counsel” or “opinion.”Advise is a verb that means “to give advice or counsel.”Use thi...

advisable - correct spelling

advisable adjectiveExample: This approach is neither necessary nor advisable....

advise - correct spelling

advise verbNot advice (which is a noun).Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses adviseand advice. ...

Adviser vs. Advisor

Are you a student who needs academic guidance about your future studies? You will be advised to visit the academic adviser. Or is it adadvisor? Does it confuse you which advisor to go when you need counsel regarding your studies? Tod...

advisor - correct spelling

advisor nounExample: Take this matter to your advisor....

aerial - correct spelling

aerial adjectiveExample: The aerial satellite pictures showed the location of the lost campers....

Aesthetic vs. Ascetic

Aesthetic and acetic are not exactly homophones but their close resemblance to each other leads to a lot of confusion amon...

affect - correct spelling

affect verb and nounNot effect (which is usually a noun, but sometimes a verb). For a discussion of affect vs. effect, read Chapter 8 in the section ...

affect, effect

These two words are discussed at length in the Common Grammatical Mistakes section of Grammar.com. Click here for that discussion.Both words can be used as e...

affectionate - correct spelling

affectionate adjectiveExample: His affectionate embrace alleviated her fears....

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