Found 258 articles starting with C:

cabal - vocabulary

cabal - verb To hatch a scheme, to plot.nounA small group of plotters who hatch a scheme against the government or persons in authority. The word also refers to the sch...

cacophony - vocabulary

cacophony - noun A harsh and discordant sound; a meaningless mixture of sounds. Poets who know no better rhapsodize about the peace of nature, but a well-populated marsh is a cacop...

Caesar - correct spelling

Caesarproper nounExample: Julius Caesar was emperor of Rome and died on March 15 in 44 B.C. when he was murdered by a group led by Cassius ...

cafeteria - correct spelling

cafeterianounExample: The committee met in the cafeteria....

calculator - correct spelling

calculatornounExample: Students may not use a calculator in math class....

calendar - correct spelling

calendarnounExample: Mark down this date on your calendar....

calumny - vocabulary

calumny - noun A false and misleading statement designed to destroy the reputation of someone or something; the act of uttering calumnies. It is harder to kill a whisper than even a shoute...

camouflage - correct spelling

camouflagenoun, verb, and adjectiveExample: The soldier wore camouflage to hide in the bushes....

campaign - correct spelling

campaignnoun and verbExample: He ran a brilliant campaign for the Senate. nounExamp...

can, may

Both words are auxiliary verbs.Our teachers in high school insisted that can expresses ability and that may grants permission. But child...

Cancelled vs. Canceled

A student’s best friend and a party lover’s worst enemy, cancel, has two possible forms of past tense, cancelled/canceled. Consider this: The English class has been cancelled today as the te...

candidate - correct spelling

candidatenounExample: The candidate tried to cover up her indiscretion....

cannot, can not, cannot but

Use one word, not two. Thus: cannot.Can’t is the contracted form of cannot, meaning the negative of can. In formal writing, it is...

Canon vs. Cannon

Do you ever wonder how much difference one single letter in a word in English language? Embrace yourself! Canon and cannon are two different words with entirely different meanings. One is a law while the other one is a weapon. In this article we ...

cant - vocabulary

cant - verb To talk in a singsong, preaching, whining tone; to speak tediously with affected solemnity.nounMonotonous speech crammed with platitudes; the special vocabu...

cantaloupe - correct spelling

cantaloupenounExample: He added salt to his slice of cantaloupe....

capital - correct spelling

capitalnoun and adjectiveNot capitol (the building).Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses ca...

Capital vs. Capitol

The legislators ...

capitol - correct spelling

capitolnoun (capitalized when referring to the building inWashington)Not capital (the city, plus other meanings).Grammar.com’s secti...

capitol, capital, capital (money)

The word capitol should be used only to describe an actual governmental building. (My fourth-grade teacher taught us that the building is spelled with an “o” as in “dome,” something that most capitols...

captain - correct spelling

captainnoun and verbExample: “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done ….” —Walt Whitman. nounExample: He served as ...

captious - vocabulary

captious - adjective One who finds fault, is difficult to please; designed to perplex or confuse, as in captious questions. Pat Oliphant's cartoon is notable because of the c...

carburetor - correct spelling

carburetornounExample: The carburetor in the car was clogged....

career - correct spelling

careernounExample: She sought a career in medicine....

careful - correct spelling

carefuladjectiveExample: Be careful when you cross the street....

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