Found 94 articles starting with F:

facility - correct spelling

facility nounExample: This new facility will house the company’s IT department....

facsimile - correct spelling

facsimile noun, verb, and adjectiveNote: Now universally shortened to fax when referring to an electronic transmission of a document....

factory - correct spelling

factory nounExample: The glue factory emitted a strange odor....

fallacious - correct spelling

fallacious adjectiveExample: His argument was fallacious and failed to impress the judge....

fallacy - correct spelling

fallacy nounExample: His business plan was based on a fallacy and was doomed to failure....

familiar - correct spelling

familiar adjectiveExample: His overly familiar advances resulted in a suit for sexual harassment....

farther - correct spelling

farther adverb and adjectiveNote: Some usage guides insist that only farther describes physical distance (We walk...

farther, further

Some usage guides insist that only farther describes physical distance (We walked farther than we planned). But farther and further have been used...

farther, further - vocabulary

adjective, adverbFarther: the comparative form of the adjective and adverb f...

fascinate - correct spelling

fascinate verbExample: This movie will fascinate most audiences....

fascinating - correct spelling

fascinating adjective and verb (present participle of the verb fascinate)Example: The ...

fatigue - correct spelling

fatigue nounExample: His fatigue caused him to lose the race.Example: The soldier put on his ...

fatuous - vocabulary

adjectiveFoolish, inane, silly, especially in a self-satisfied way. I’m sick of the Powder Room. I’m sick of pretending that some fatuous male’s self-important pronouncements are the o...

Favor vs. Favour

Can you do me a favor and bring the grocery bags inside.Favor is awidely used word which can be spelled with or without the u. If you areconfused about when to use which favor a...

Favorite vs. Favourite

While reading or writing, do you ever pause upon favorite and wonder what the correct spellings of it are? His favorite restaurant is that small place in the suburbs. Or ...

Favour vs. Favor

Languages can shift over time, even in different parts of the world. Many differences in spelling and usage have grown prominent between British and American English. Favor and favour, for instance, are American and British Engli...

Fawn vs. Faun

Homophones, literally "same sound" are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled. The similarity in the sounds of the homophones...

Fear of Using Pronouns

Pronominal PhobiaAs we conclude our discussion of the seven kinds of pronouns, I should pause to point out a problem with the writing styles of many people, particularly professionals. For some unknown reason,...

feasible - correct spelling

feasible adjectiveExample: This plan is simply not feasible....

feat - correct spelling

feat nounExample: The rescue was an extraordinary feat of courage....

February - correct spelling

February proper nounExample: I’ll meet you in Key West in February....

feel

Too many people use feel when they mean “think, believe, or maintain.” Consider this passage from Newsweek: She feels that crime prevention must start with helping ...

feet - correct spelling

feet nounExample: She warmed her feet by the fire....

fervor, fervid - vocabulary

nounFervor: great warmth or earnestness of feeling; intense heat.adjectiveFervid: intense, heated, or vehement in enthus...

fewer, less

Under the general rule, fewer should be used for plural nouns and things that can actually be counted while less is used for ...

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