Found 85 articles starting with B:

bored - correct spelling

bored adjective and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb bore)Example: She is ...

Born vs. Borne

An African-born ...

borrow - correct spelling

borrow verbExample: Do you want to borrow some money?...

bottle - correct spelling

bottle noun, verb, and phrasal verb (bottle up)Example: Give the baby her bottle. ...

bottom - correct spelling

bottom noun, verb, and adjectiveExample: We’ve reached the bottom of the list. noun...

bough - correct spelling

bough nounExample: The bird sat in the bough of the tree....

bought - correct spelling

bought verb (past tense and past participle of the verb buy)Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses bought and brought. ...

boundaries - correct spelling

boundariesnoun (plural of the noun boundary)Example: The land seemed to have no boundaries....

boundary - correct spelling

boundary nounExample: The line of trees formed the boundary of the property....

brake - correct spelling

brake noun and verbExample: She hit the brake to avoid the collision. nounExample: ...

Brake vs. Break

In English, there are countless words that sound exactly the same when you read them out loud but turn out t...

breadth - correct spelling

breadthnounExample: Her breadth of knowledge impressed us....

breath - correct spelling

breathnounNote: The verb form is breathe.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses breath and b...

Breath vs. Breathe

Both breath and breathe have something to do with air in our lungs, but each word has a different function i...

breath, breathe

Breathe (pronounced with a long “e”) is a verb, and breath (short “e”) is a noun.Example: He tried to tak...

breathe - correct spelling

breatheverbNot breath (which is the noun form).Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses breath an...

brilliant - correct spelling

brilliantadjectiveExample: Einstein was a brilliant scientist....

bring, take

Note: You’ll find an in-depth discussion in the Common Grammatical Mistakes section of Grammar.com. Click here for the beginning of that discussion....

British Approach to Group Nouns

As an interesting aside, the British always use plural verbs with collective nouns. On May 15, 2001, I was watching a BBC-produced documentary about a blues musician who made a comeback. Describing the musician’s band, the narrator said: ...

Broach vs. Brooch

She sat on the c...

broccoli - correct spelling

broccolinounNot brocolli.Example: Apparently, the president likes broccoli and cabbage....

Brooch vs. Broach

When two words that sound alike mean different things, they are called homophones. English is full of homoph...

brought - correct spelling

broughtverb (past tense and past participle of the verb bring)Note: For a discussion of the differences between bring...

brought, bought

Brought is the past tense and past participle of bring, and bought is the past tense an...

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