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Chapter 7 - “There,” “Their,” “They’re”

“Their mixing up they’re theres.” I included this chapter at the request of my son. He says that everyone in his company confuses these three words. So I wrote the chapter and emailed it to him, and he forwarded it t...

Chapter 8 - Question Mark

IntroductionIn creative writing, the question mark shows up all the time. In expository writing, question marks do appear—often as mistakes.The question mark serves a variety of roles.Ask a Question...

Chapter 8 - “Affect” vs. “Effect”

“Bad habits will effect your writing.”There are huge differences between the words affect and effect. Good writers know these differences and use the words correctly. Now you can, too.Aff...

Chapter 9 - Exclamation Point

IntroductionUse the exclamation point to shout. And don't shout much at all in expository writing. Let your prose show your emphasis: The Supreme Court flatly ruled against us! When 9...

Chapter 9 - “It’s” vs. “Its”

“Should you take out it’s apostrophe?”Hardly a day goes by without my seeing the use of its when the writer means it’s. Or it’s when the writer means its. The two expressions differ dramati...

characteristic - correct spelling

characteristicadjective and nounExample: We enjoyed his characteristic laugh. adjective...

charity - correct spelling

charitynounExample: “Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.” —Charles Dickens....

charlatan - vocabulary

charlatan - noun A person pretending to have more knowledge or skill than he or she actually possesses; a quack; a flamboyant deceiver. There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own s...

Chart Showing Various Uses

Learn the various ways the word there can act in our language. Word Function...

chauvinism - correct spelling

chauvinismnounNot chauvanism.Example: The patriot’s chauvinism ignited the crowd of believers....

Cheap vs. Cheep

Cheap vs. Cheep Cheap and cheep both sound same but their meanings are entirely different. The words with similar sounds but different meaning and spellings are known as homophones. Homophones are misused and often mistaken for each other whil...

Check vs. Cheque

One of the unintended consequences of the fiercely independent American ideology is that sometimes Americans...

Check-in vs. Check in

Some words can be used as multiple parts of speech. Check, for instance, has several senses as both a noun a...

Checkout

[download_checkout]...

Checkout

[shoppingcart]...

chief - correct spelling

chiefnoun and adjectiveExample: The chief of police launched the investigation. noun...

chili - correct spelling

chilinounExample: We washed down his award-winning chili with cold beer....

chocolaty - correct spelling

chocolatyadjectiveNot chocolatey.Example: The chocolaty drink delighted the children....

Choir vs. Chorus

Several types of groups can perform music, from solo electronic DJs, to pipe bands, to philharmonic orchestr...

choose - correct spelling

chooseverbNot chose.Note: The verb to choose uses choose in various tenses, e.g., She will choose...

Chord vs. Cord

English homophones are some of the most difficult words to differentiate from one another. Even if you use a...

chose - correct spelling

choseverb (past tense of the verb choose; chosen is the past participle)Not ...

chose, choose

The word chose is the past tense of the verb choose. Often, writers will incorrectly spell choose...

Chronic vs. Acute

As we age, our bodies start to wear out, and we start to have a variety of medical problems. These problems ...

cigarette - correct spelling

cigarettenounExample: Please go outside to smoke the cigarette....

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