Found 292 articles starting with C:

college - correct spelling

collegenounExample: He worked hard to send his children to college....

colloquialism, colloquial - vocabulary

colloquialism, colloquial - noun Colloquialism: an ordinary or familiar expression; familiar style or usage.adjectiveColloqui...

Colon and Independent Clauses

Colon Acts like a PeriodMany writers use the colon between two independent clauses, especially when the subject matter of the second clause expands on, or exemplifies, the subject matter of the first. Some writers start the s...

Colon Goes Outside

The colon should be placed outside quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a colon, the colon is dropped. The employee has two objections to the practice of "early retirement": He wants to continue ...

colonel - correct spelling

colonelnounExample: The Air Force colonel welcomed the new recruits....

Colonize vs. Colonise

The Greeks colonized Sicily and southern Italy. Our organization is seeking to protect the rights of the newly ...

Colons with Quotation Marks

Colon Comes OutsideThe colon should be placed outside quotation marks. When matter ending with a colon is quoted, the colon is dropped: The employee has two objections to the practice...

column - correct spelling

columnnounExample: The bird nested in the white column on the building.Example: She writes a ...

Coma vs. Comma

Have you ever been confused by two words which are spelled nearly the same, but have different meanings? Com...

Combining Various Parts of Speech

You will also form compound adjectives by combining various parts of speech. Here's the way hyphenation works: Combining   Parts of Speec...

comedy - correct spelling

comedynounExample: Seinfeld was a comedy about relationships and life in New York....

comfortable - correct spelling

comfortableadjectiveExample: He reclined on the comfortable sofa to watch the football game....

coming - correct spelling

comingverb (present participle of the verb come), noun, and adjectiveExample: She is ...

Comma Goes Inside

The comma goes inside the closing quotations marks. According to the editor, writers make mistakes in "quoting from research sources," "using too many quotations," and "putting punctuation marks in th...

Commas and Coordinate Adjectives

Long, Hot SummerWhen each of two adjectives modifies the same noun, put a comma between them. As a test, put the word and between the two adjectives. If it fits, then the adjectives are called coordinate adjectiv...

Commas and Elliptical Expressions

Use a CommaUse a comma to show the omission of a word or words readily understood from context: In Illinois, there are seventeen such institutions; in Ohio, twenty-two; in ...

Commas and Independent Clauses

Comma Before the andWhen the conjunction joins two or more independent clauses, put a comma before the conjunction: The supervisor reported the misbehavior, but the personnel committe...

Commas and Introductory Clauses or Phrases

You should put a comma after an introductory clause or phrase: Though the agency had studied this issue before, it went ahead with another study. (Introductory dependent clause.)If I were you,...

Commas and Noun Appositives

Appositive with CommasA word, phrase, or clause in apposition to a noun is usually set off by commas (dashes or parentheses might also be used): The chairman of the committee, Senator ...

Commas with Quotation Marks

Comma Goes InsideWhen the context calls for a comma at the end of material enclosed in quotation marks, the comma should be placed inside the quotation marks: We should study the report on "discrimination in t...

commemorate - correct spelling

commemorateverbExample: The town wanted to commemorate the war hero....

commission - correct spelling

commissionnoun and verbExample: The real-estate agent worked hard for her commission. noun...

commitment - correct spelling

commitmentnounExample: He made a significant commitment to his community by promising to send every child to college....

committed - correct spelling

committedverb (past tense and past participle of the verb commit)Example: He com...

committee - correct spelling

committeenounExample: He detested the interminable meetings of the committee....

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