Found 94 articles starting with F:

forehead - correct spelling

forehead nounExample: The baseball hit him on the forehead....

foreign - correct spelling

foreign adjectiveExample: The foreign nationals were eager to learn English....

foresee - correct spelling

foresee verbExample: He failed to foresee the competition in the marketplace....

forfeit - correct spelling

forfeit verbExample: This act will cause him to forfeit the deposit....

forgo - correct spelling

forgo verbNot forego.Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses forgo and forego. ...

forgo, forego

Forgo means “to abstain from” or “to relinquish something.”Forego means “to go before.” (Note the prefix fore-, as in before).Writers often confuse the two, usually...

formal - correct spelling

formal adjective and nounExample: The formal dance attracted most of the high-school class. adjective...

former - correct spelling

former adjectiveExample: The former mayor then decided to run for Congress....

former, latter

You should restrict your use of former and latter to those situations where just two referents are involved. The former is the first one; the latter...

formerly - correct spelling

formerly adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that disc...

formerly, formally

Formerly means “at an earlier time.”Formally means “proper“ or “with official authorization.”Example: Having formerly run the operation as the inter...

Forming the Subjunctive Mood

The English language provides another mood, the subjunctive mood. It was used far more frequently in the olden days. In modern times, we use it mainly to show:1. situations contrary to fact 2. wishes 3. suppositions 4. commands 5. suggestions...

fortunate - correct spelling

fortunate adjective and nounExample: He made a fortunate investment at just the right time. adjective...

forty - correct spelling

forty noun, proper noun, and adjectiveExample: He retired at forty. noun...

fought - correct spelling

fought verb (past tense and past participle of the verb fight)Example: He fought ...

Four Principal Parts or Forms of Verbs

Drink, Drank, Drunk, DrinkingMain verbs appear in four different forms:1. infinitive 2. finite 3. present participle 4. past participleIn Miss Hamrick’s class, we learned the principal p...

fourteen - correct spelling

fourteen noun and adjectiveExample: At the age of fourteen, he drove his father’s truck. noun...

fourth - correct spelling

fourth adjectiveExample: In the fourth and final act, the king met his demise....

fourth, forth

Fourth is the one between third and fifth.Forth means “forward” or “onward.”Example: After their fourth year of college, most students will graduate...

fragment

A sentence fragment is a single word or a group of words that does not qualify as a complete grammatical sentence. It might be a dependent clause written as a complete sentence. Or it might simp...

frequent - correct spelling

frequent adjectiveExample: The bus makes frequent stops in the airport....

Frequently Misspelled Words

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friend - correct spelling

friend nounExample: His friend gave him emotional support in his time of need....

fright - correct spelling

fright nounExample: The audience could sense the fright in the upcoming scene....

frightening - correct spelling

frightening adjective and verb (present participle of the verb frighten)Example: The frightening plot transfixed ...

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