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circumlocution - vocabulary

circumlocution - noun A roundabout way of speaking, usually using more words than necessary; evasion in speech or writing. Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution...

circumscribe - vocabulary

circumscribe - verb To draw a line around, to encircle, as in to circumscribe a village on a map; to enclose with bounds, to delimit, as in His ambition is circumscribed by his lack of drive ...

circumspect - vocabulary

circumspect - adjective Watchful, discreet, cautious, prudent, as in a circumspect investment strategy. I smiled, I waited, I was circumspect; O never, never...

circumstance - correct spelling

circumstancenounExample: We must consider every circumstance before making our decision....

citizen - correct spelling

citizennounExample: She taught her child to be a good citizen....

clause

A clause is a group of words with a conjugated verb in it. Clauses come in two types: (1) independent and (2) dependent. An independent clause is a full sent...

climactic, climatic

Climactic relates to the word climax as in “the climactic scene” of a movie.Climatic relates to the weather as in “climatic condi...

climbed - correct spelling

climbedverb (past tense and past participle of the verb climb)Example: This song ...

cloth - correct spelling

clothnoun (plural cloths) and adjectiveGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses cloths and clothes. ...

Cloth vs. Clothes

Sometimes, the materials used to make a product have similar names to the end product itself. This is the ca...

clothes - correct spelling

clothesnounGrammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses cloths and clothes. Click here for that discussion.Examp...

clothes, cloths

Clothes are something you wear. Cloths are the bolts of fabric that might ultimately become your clothes. Cloth can be used to describe a very cha...

clothing - correct spelling

clothingnoun and verb (present participle of the verb clothe)Example: He wore expensive ...

coarse - correct spelling

coarseadjectiveNot course.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses coarse and course. ...

Coarse vs. Course

English contains many homophones, that is to say, many words which sound alike when spoken, but retain diffe...

coarse, course

Coarse means “common,” “rough,” or “vulgar.” Course implies movement over time or over a predetermined route. The phrases “in due course,” “matter of course...

coffee - correct spelling

coffeenounExample: Let’s go to Starbucks for a cup of coffee....

cogent - vocabulary

cogent - adjective Incisive, analytical, convincing, believable because of a forcible and clear presentation. [C]ider-apples furnish one of the most cogent arguments ...

cognizant - vocabulary

cognizant - adjective Fully informed, aware, conscious.Note: Usually followed by the preposition of, as in He was cognizant of the dangers. ...

coliseum - correct spelling

coliseumnounAlso colosseum.Not colliseum.Example: The opera singer's performance filled the coliseum to c...

Collaborate vs. Corroborate

If you are having a hard time deciding when to use the commonly confused words, collaborate and corroborate, you are not the only one. ...

Collaborate vs. Corroborate

When you work together with people toward a shared goal, are you corroborating with them, or collaborating w...

collect - correct spelling

collectverbExample: The clerk of the court will collect the fines. ...

collectible - correct spelling

collectiblenoun and adjectiveNote: Some dictionaries indicate collectable as an acceptable spelling.Example: An old gold coin is ...

collective noun

A collective noun, also called a group noun, refers to a group of persons or things. Examples include group, number, majority, team, and many others.In American English, when individual members of ...

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