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Forty vs. Fourty

It’s a common complaint among people who are learning English that the language lacks consistency. English w...

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....

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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 ...

fuelling - correct spelling

fuelling verb (present participle of the verb fuel)Example: He was fuelling h...

Fuelling vs. Fueling

The mystery of the spellings of certain words causes a lot of confusion for beginners of English language as they are unable to distinguish between the two. Consider the following s...

Fulfil vs. Fulfill

Say you were asked to make a sentence with expectation and you wrote this: Getting an A on the test did not fulfil her expectations While proofreading it, did you pause at fu...

fulfill - correct spelling

fulfill verbExample: Their architectural plans must fulfill the expectations of the review board....

fundamental - correct spelling

fundamental adjective and nounExample: A free press is fundamental to a free society. adjective...

fundamentally - correct spelling

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

fungible - vocabulary

adjectiveUsually used to describe goods of a nature or kind that may be freely exchangeable or replaceable for others of like kind or nature. In finance, fungible assets refers to securities or commodities th...

further - correct spelling

further adverb, adjective, and verbNote: Some usage guides insist that only farther describes physical distance (We wal...

further to your letter

All writers should junk this expression.See enclosed please find, please find enclosed, encl...

Further vs. Farther

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furtive - vocabulary

adjectiveDone or taken or used surreptitiously, on the sly; shifty. We are a sad lot, the cell biologists. Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we are forced to be lonely admirer...

fused participle

The great grammarian Henry Fowler coined the term fused participle. The structure consists of a noun or pronoun followed by a present participle, that is, an ‑i...

Fused Participle - Noun or Pronoun and -ing Phrase

Get ready for a can of worms, for we are about to discuss what Henry Fowler called fused participles.Compare these two sentences:1. She cannot tolerate a baby ...

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