Found 157 articles starting with D:

denote - vocabulary

denote - verb To indicate, to be a sign of, as in A rise in the price of gold often denotes a fall in the U.S. dollar. Note: Denote and connote ...

denouement - vocabulary

denouement - noun The final resolution of a plot or play; also used to describe the ultimate outcome of a doubtful series of events. A young professor I watched in action at one of our large ea...

Denounce vs. Renounce

There are a lot of English words with similar meanings, spelling, pronunciations, etc., and they all serve t...

Dependant vs. Dependent

Because American and British English sometimes have different spellings for the same word, beginning writers...

dependent - correct spelling

dependent adjective and nounExample: Our success is dependent on our willingness to work. adjective...

dependent clause

Clauses come in two varieties: independent and dependent. A dependent clause cannot stand by itself as a sentence. Dependent clauses will act in one of three ways in your sentences: (1) adjectives, (2) ...

deposit - correct spelling

deposit noun and verbExample: She put the bank deposit in an envelope. nounExample: ...

deprecate - vocabulary

deprecate - verb To express disapproval of; to belittle.Note: The word deprecate has come to mean depreciate (to belittle), though the words share no common origins. Rarely do we...

derelict - correct spelling

derelict adjective and nounExample: We saw a derelict ship off the coast of North   Carolina. adjecti...

derivative adjective

A derivative adjective derives from a verb form. You can take certain suffixes (‑ful, ‑ent,‑ant, ‑ive, and others), add them to verbs, and produce derivative adjectives. The word derivative in derivative adjective is, you g...

derivative noun

A derivative noun derives from a verb form. You can take certain suffixes (‑tion, ‑sion, ‑ence, ‑ance, and others), add them to verbs, and produce derivative nouns. Examples include conclusion, statement, pertinence...

descend - correct spelling

descend verbExample: The jet was finally able to descend and land safely....

descent - correct spelling

descent nounNot decent.Example: The bumpy descent of the plane unsettled th...

describe - correct spelling

describe verbExample: He tried to describe the beauty of the sunset and the Florida palms....

description - correct spelling

description nounExample: The description of the house attracted the young couple....

desert - correct spelling

desert noun, adjective, and verbNot dessert.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses ...

Desert vs. Dessert

I would love to enjoy a cold dessert in a desert. ...

desiccate - correct spelling

desiccate verbExample: The burning sun will desiccate the new plants in her garden....

desirable - correct spelling

desirable adjectiveExample: The company found a desirable location for its new store....

despair - correct spelling

despair noun and verbExample: The irresponsible young boy was the despair of his parents and friends. noun...

desperate - correct spelling

desperate adjectiveExample: The desperate criminal tried to take a hostage....

despot, despotism - vocabulary

despot, despotism - noun Despot: a monarch or other rule with absolute power; a tyrant or oppressor.Despotism: rule by an autocratic government; tyranny; a count...

dessert - correct spelling

dessert nounNot desert.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses desert and dessert. ...

dessert, desert

A dessert is something you eat after dinner.A desert is a hot place with a lot of sand. Desert can also be used as a verb meaning “...

destruction - correct spelling

destruction nounExample: The hurricane left the city in a state of total destruction.Example: “We’re on the eve of ...

Discuss these letter quotes with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest grammar knowledge base and articles collection on the web!

Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.