Found 73 articles starting with B:

brake - correct spelling

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

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, 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....

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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In this section, we have provided short discussions of 406 words. In each, we define the word and then provide an example of its use by top writers in literature or the media.This list will especially help young people studying for college-en...

building - correct spelling

buildingnoun and verb (present participle of the verb build)Example: The building...

bulletin - correct spelling

bulletin nounExample: The head of the department issued a new bulletin....

bureau - correct spelling

bureaunoun (capitalize when naming a specific agency, as in "Federal Bureau of Investigation")Example: The police officer was investigated by the ...

burial - correct spelling

burialnounExample: The first biblical account of a burial is that of Sarah....

buried - correct spelling

buriedverb (past tense and past participle of the verb bury)Example: The general was ...

bury - correct spelling

buryverbExample: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”Example: Don’t ...

bushes - correct spelling

bushesnoun (plural of the noun bush), verb (present tense, third-person singular of the verb bush), and ...

business - correct spelling

businessnounExample: Frankly, it’s none of your business.Example: He started a successful ...

but

Don’t hesitate to start a sentence with But. It’s a coordinating conjunction, and great writers have been starting sentences with conjunctions for hun...

byte - correct spelling

bytenounNote: Werner Buchholz coined this term in 1956 when he participated in the early design of the IBM Stretch computer. It mutated from the word bite to avoid any confusion w...

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