Found 163 articles starting with E:

eight - correct spelling

eight nounExample: She loved her eight grandchildren....

eighth - correct spelling

eighth adjective and nounExample: This was the eighth time he won the lottery. adjective...

either - correct spelling

either adjective, adverb, pronoun, and correlative conjunctionExample: You may sit on ...

Either vs. Neither

Despite being just a single letter apart from each other, the two words either vs. neither have completely o...

Elicit vs. Illicit

Some homophones, similar-sounding words that don’t mean the same thing, are harmless. But elicit and illicit...

elicit, illicit

Elicit is a verb that means “to draw out.”Illicit is an adjective describing unlawful or underhanded behavior or a...

elicit, illicit - vocabulary

Elicit: verb, to draw out, to bring forth, to call forth or provoke.Illicit: adjective, not legally perm...

eligibility - correct spelling

eligibility nounExample: He increased his eligibility for the loan by taking on two jobs....

eligible - correct spelling

eligible adjective and nounExample: He stands out among the eligible candidates as the one likely to win. ...

eliminate - correct spelling

eliminate verbExample: We should eliminate him from the list of prospects....

elliptical clause

A useful power structure is the elliptical clause, also called a truncated clause. The structure consists of a subordinating conjunction (if, though, although, when, while, and many ...

elliptical expression

An elliptical expression is a group of words with certain understood words omitted. Good writers routinely use elliptical expressions. You may punctuate elliptical expressions in two ways: (1) begin the expression with a semicolon, and then insert a ...

elucidate - vocabulary

verbTo bring out more clearly the facts concerning; to make lucid or clear. The chief element in the art of statesmanship under modern conditions is the ability to elucidate the confused an...

elude, allude - vocabulary

verbElude: to evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice; to escape capture. Also, to escape the understanding of, as in The answer eluded me.Allude:...

Em Dashes - No Spaces

No spaces come before and after the dash. The dash—a most effective punctuation mark—halts readers in their tracks.  Previous: En and Em Dashes ...

emaciate - vocabulary

verbTo waste away in flesh, to make abnormally lean. Often used as a verbal adjective, as in After his diet, he looked emaciated. It never entered his head to analyse the d...

email - correct spelling

email noun and verbNote: Spelled email, e-mail, and E-mail. By using email and omitting the hyphen, you will avoid having the word wrap at t...

email, e-mail, E-mail

Here’s a usage note from Dictionary.com: The transition from World Wide Web site to Web site to website as a single uncapitalized word mirrors the dev...

emanate - vocabulary

verbTo flow out of, to proceed, as from a source, as in The light emanated from the lamp. As the struggle proceeded for making the ruling power emanate from the periodical choice o...

embarrass - correct spelling

embarrass verbSpell with two "r's" and two "s's."Example: He tried to embarrass her in front of her coworkers....

embarrassment - correct spelling

embarrassment nounExample: His offensive behavior was an embarrassment to the hosts....

Embed vs. Imbed

English is rife with words that are spelled almost the same but mean completely different things. Much less ...

embezzle - correct spelling

embezzle verbExample: He tried to embezzle funds from the charity....

embezzler - correct spelling

embezzler nounExample: The embezzler skipped town with $100,000 of the charity’s money. ...

emergency - correct spelling

emergency nounExample: The governor declared a state of emergency....

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