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Compound Adjectives and -ly Adverbs

Never HyphenatedAlso pay special attention to compounds formed with an adverb ending in ‑ly followed by a past participle, present participle, or other adjective. These compounds are never hyphenated: ...

compound predicate

A compound predicate is simply two or more main verbs attached to a single subject of the sentence. Please note: When you join just two verbs, no comma should come before the and. Only when you join three or more ele...

compound sentence

A compound sentence comprises two or more independent clauses. You may join these clauses by using one of the seven coordinating conjunctions: but, or, yet, for, and, nor, ...

compound verb

A compound verb is a multiword verb form consisting of one or more auxiliary verbs and a main verb, as in I have seen the movie, She has gone home, ...

comprise - vocabulary

comprise - verb To include, contain, consist of.Note: Correct, and traditional usage, requires the use of comprise in a way whereby the whole comprises the parts...

comprise, constitute, compose

Comprise means “to be composed of” or “to contain.” Constitute means “to be one of the parts of” something. You could say that the parts constitute the whole and the whole ...

compunction - vocabulary

compunction - noun A feeling of anxiety or discomfort caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse; any uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action. ...

Comradery vs. Camaraderie

English borrows heavily from other languages, and the Romantic languages are no exceptions. Many English wor...

conceal - correct spelling

concealverbExample: The CFO sought to conceal the company’s losses....

concede - correct spelling

concedeverbExample: On election night, she will concede the race....

conceit - correct spelling

conceitnounExample: His conceit was apparent in the way he held his nose in the air.See ...

conceited - correct spelling

conceitedadjectiveSee conceit.Example: His conceited attitude dismayed...

conceivable - correct spelling

conceivableadjectiveExample: A cure to cancer remains conceivable....

conceive - correct spelling

conceiveverbExample: He conceived the invention in his garage.Example: She ...

concentration - correct spelling

concentrationnounExample: Studying our language requires careful concentration....

conception - correct spelling

conceptionnounExample: The business has suffered since its conception in 2005.Example: After her ...

Conclusion to the Parts of Speech

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Conclusion to the Section on Grammatical Mistakes

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Conclusion to the Section on Punctuation

We hope you have enjoyed, and profited from, this discussion on the rules of punctuation. If you have, we hope you’ll tell your friends about Grammar.com.We hope you’ll use o...

condemn - correct spelling

condemnverbExample: The judge will condemn the defendant to life in prison.Example: The government will ...

condescend - correct spelling

condescendverbExample: He refused to condescend to the uninformed views of the board....

condescend - vocabulary

condescend -verb Three meanings:1. To behave as if conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity, as in The wealthy art patron, seemingly put upon, condescended...

condition - correct spelling

conditionnoun and verbExample: The contract contained a condition allowing us to escape liability. noun...

Conditional Structures of Verbs

The Conditionals: If p, then qIn the English language, we often express conditions. Naturally, Miss Hamrick, Amber, and Igor dreamed up some rules to govern how we form these structures. We have four types o...

conference - correct spelling

conferencenounExample: The politician called a news conference.Example: The professor and students held a ...

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