Found 163 articles starting with E:

emigrate, immigrate - vocabulary

verbEmigrate: to move out of a country.Immigrate: to come into a country.nounEmigration: th...

Eminent vs. Imminent

English has many pitfalls for beginning and experienced writers alike, not the least of which is the presenc...

eminent, imminent

Eminent means “prominent” or “great.”Something is imminent if it is “impending” or “about to occur.”Example: The spectators rose to their feet as the eminent...

eminent, imminent - vocabulary

adjectiveEminent: high in station or rank, prominent, distinguished; prominent; conspicuous. To show the highest in stature, use preeminent (no hyphen).In law, the power of ...

Empathic vs. Empathetic

The English language has evolved over the centuries. ...

empathy, sympathy

To feel empathy means "to understand another’s feelings or situation." When you feel empathy for others, you “stand in their shoes” and feel what they’re feeling.If you show symp...

emperor - correct spelling

emperor nounExample: Julius Caesar was emperor of Rome and died on March 15 in 44 B.C. when he was murdered by a group led by Cassius and Brutus....

emphasis - correct spelling

emphasis nounExample: His emphasis on perfection motivated his staff....

Emphasise vs. Emphasize

Throughout your writing career, you will need to highlight important points and focus on the most salient aspects of the topic of your writing. Strong writing emphasizes important things and spends less time on less important thi...

emphasize - correct spelling

emphasize verbExample: We should emphasize the importance of this project....

Emphasize vs. Emphasise

Throughout your writing career, you will need to highlight important points and focus on the most salient aspects of the topic of your writing. Stron...

emulate - vocabulary

verbTo imitate with the intent to equal or surpass. Gentlemen, I had hoped you might emulate your Saxon forefathers, who thought it not creditable to be unprepared for anything....

En and Em Dashes

Types of DashesThere are several kinds of dashes, differing from one another in length. There are en dashes (short), em dashes (medium), and 2‑ and 3‑em dashes (long). The term em dash is a printer's term meaning the...

Encase vs. Incase

If you have done any significant amount of reading in English, you will notice that some verbs involving placing things in...

enclosed please find, please find enclosed, enclosed herewith

Boot out all these expressions from your language. In the words of Bryan Garner, they are “archaic deadwood.” Garner, Oxford, p. 124.Instead, try these on for size: Here are the reports you wanted. I enclose ...

Enclosed vs. Inclosed

It would make all of our lives simpler if words had one universal, mutually agreed-upon spelling that never ...

enclosure - correct spelling

enclosure nounExample: The enclosure in his back yard protected his neighbors from his pit bull....

encouragement - correct spelling

encouragement nounExample: Her mother’s encouragement led to her success as an opera star....

encouraging - correct spelling

encouraging verb (present participle of the verb encourage) and adjectiveExample: She was ...

endeavor - correct spelling

endeavor noun and verbExample: His endeavor to become a doctor began in college. nounExampl...

Endeavor vs. Endeavour

History is replete with heroes and would-be heroes going to extraordinary lengths to achieve lofty goals. Many of them did...

endemic - vocabulary

adjectiveCharacteristic of or natural to a particular place or people; indigenous; native; belonging exclusively to or confined to particular place. Dr. Hooker has recently shown that in the S.E. corne...

Endemic vs. Epidemic

If you are a researcher for the World Health Organization, you will need to know how to describe the various diseases and ...

Ending a Sentence

Spaces Following a PeriodIn word-processed documents, two spaces traditionally follow a sentence-ending period. In documents destined for typesetting, however, ordinarily only one space appears after sentence-ending punctuati...

Ending a Sentence or Clause with a Preposition

Yet Another MythHere we have another myth, which I briefly mentioned in the section on prepositions:Never end a sentence or clause with a preposition. Actually, a sound rule would urge you to ...

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